Merumandara, Meru-mandara: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Merumandara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर).—A mountain. This supports Mahāmeru. The mountains which support it from the four sides are Mandara, Merumandara, Supārśva and Kumuda. (5th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर).—(Mt.) on one side of Meru.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 11.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Merumandara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर).—Name of a mountain.

Derivable forms: merumandaraḥ (मेरुमन्दरः).

Merumandara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms meru and mandara (मन्दर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर):—[=meru-mandara] [from meru] m. Name of a mountain, [Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर):—[(meru + ma)] m. Nomen proprium eines Berges [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 16, 12.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 168,] [Nalopākhyāna 6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Merumandara (मेरुमन्दर):—m. Nomen proprium eines Berges.

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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.

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