Nakshatramala, aka: Nakṣatramālā, Nakshatra-mala; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Nakṣatramālā can be transliterated into English as Naksatramala or Nakshatramala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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nakṣatramālā (नक्षत्रमाला).—f (S) A necklace of twenty-seven pearls. 2 The table of asterisms in the moon's path.
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nakṣatramāḷa (नक्षत्रमाळ) [or ळा, ḷā].—f From nakṣatramālā q. v. 2 A pole to which are fastened wreaths formed of shreds of tin foil, glittering paper &c.; carried before the bride and bridegroom in marriage-processions. 3 The little silver or brass cups arranged on occasions before and on the sides of an idol.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nakṣatramālā (नक्षत्रमाला).—f A necklace of twenty-seven pearls. The table of asterisms in the moon's path.
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nakṣatramāḷa (नक्षत्रमाळ) [or ḷā, or ळा].—f From nakṣatramālā q. v. A pole to which are fastened wreaths formed of shreds of tin foil, glitter- ing paper &c.; carried before the bride and bridegroom in marriage processions.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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 group of stars.
2) a necklace of twenty-seven pearls; 'सैव नक्षत्रमाला स्यात् सप्तविंशतिमौक्तिकैः (saiva nakṣatramālā syāt saptaviṃśatimauktikaiḥ)' Ak.; Śi.18.35; नक्षत्रमालाभरणमिव मदनद्विपस्य (nakṣatramālābharaṇamiva madanadvipasya); K.; Kau. A.2. 11.
3) the table of the asterisms in the moon's path.
4) a kind of neck-ornament of elephants; अनङ्गवारण- शिरोनक्षत्रमालायमानेन मेखलादाम्ना (anaṅgavāraṇa- śironakṣatramālāyamānena mekhalādāmnā) K.11.
Nakṣatramālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakṣatra and mālā (माला).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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