Matsyabandha, Matsya-bandha: 4 definitions


Matsyabandha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Matsyabandha (मत्स्यबन्ध, “fish-catcher”).—Fishing was carried on by a certain class of people to earn their livlihood. The fishermen (macchabandhā / matsyabandha) went out to the rivers and ponds early in the morning for fishing with their fishing hooks and nets. They knew the art of manufacturing fishing-nets by learning the methods of putting different kinds of knots. Many kinds of fishes have beenmentioned in the texts e. g. pāṭhiṇa, timi, timiṅgala, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Matsyabandha (मत्स्यबन्ध).—m. a fisherman; कदाचित्तं जलस्थायं मत्स्यबन्धाः समन्ततः (kadācittaṃ jalasthāyaṃ matsyabandhāḥ samantataḥ) Mb. 12.137.5.

Derivable forms: matsyabandhaḥ (मत्स्यबन्धः).

Matsyabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and bandha (बन्ध). See also (synonyms): matsyabandhin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Matsyabandha (मत्स्यबन्ध).—[masculine] fisherman.

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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. 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.

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