Mathika, Maṭhikā: 13 definitions
Mathika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Maṭhikā (मठिका) refers to a type of building [?], according to the Mohacūrottara (verse 4.234-243).—Accordingly, [while describing the construction of the maṭha]—“[...] At a distance of 1½-times the previously given distance, and half that, as is suitable, is a single maṭhikā, in the form of a set of four awnings (paṭṭaśālā). The storeys are as have already been taught. If money is lacking, a hut is approved. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Maṭhikā (मठिका) refers to a “tradition”.—Jayaratha explains that the Tantraprakriyā was taught in the tradition (maṭhikā) founded by Traiyambaka (also called Tryambakāditya). He, along with Āmardaka and Śrīnātha, taught non-dualist, dualist and dualist-cum-non-dualist Śaivism, respectively. A fourth lineage issuing from Śaiva monastic centres (maṭhikā) called ardhatryambaka-maṭhikā was founded by Tryambaka's daughter. This transmitted the teachings of the Trikula. [...]
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Maṭhikā (मठिका) refers to the “tradition”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Kula has arisen from Akula and that (Kula) is praised as Bhairava. Therefore the goddess is eight-fold and so also Kula is the eight groups of eight (Yoginīs and Bhairavas). She is called the Energy of Gesture and, present in all things, she is (herself) the tradition (maṭhikā). One should know that the Family is the Śrīmata and that the Clan is Bhairava. The extent is the Five Jewels, while the Transmission is said to be the Śrīmata. My modality is at the extremity of the End of the Twelve, beyond that is the Void of Kuṇḍalinī”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geography
Maṭhikā.—(EI 31), a hut, cottage or cell. (EI 26, 32), a shrine or temple; cf. maṭha. Note: maṭhikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
maṭhikā (मठिका).—f (Poetry. Dim. of maṭha) maṭhī f (Dim. of maṭha) A small maṭha or devotee's abode. 2 A term of disparagement for a domicile or dwelling house; answering to Hermitage or anchorite's cell.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
maṭhikā (मठिका).—f A small maṭha; a hermitage.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) A small cell.
2) A hut or college.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maṭhikā (मठिका).—[feminine] hut, cottage, cell.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maṭhikā (मठिका):—[from maṭh] f. a hut, cell, [Daśakumāra-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
2) Māthika (माथिक):—m. Nimba Asadirachta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Maṭhikā (मठिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maḍhī.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Mathika (ಮಥಿಕ):—[noun] a man who churns (curd) to form butter.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Dandamathika, Gaumathika, Prajimathika.
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Impact of Vedic Culture on Society (by Kaushik Acharya)
Mingling of Cultures (R): The Saindhavas < [Chapter 4]
Sanskrit Inscriptions (J): The Rāṣṭrakūṭas < [Chapter 3]
Sripura (Archaeological Survey) (by Bikash Chandra Pradhan)
Stone Inscriptions < [Chapter 4 - The Corpus of Inscriptions]
Secular Buildings (Residential Houses and Palace Complex) < [Chapter 2 - The Architectural Panorama]