Matsyabandha, aka: Matsya-bandha; 2 Definition(s)

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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.

Source: archive.org: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)
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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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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