Navamalika, Nava-malika, Navamālikā: 10 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Navamalika in Jainism glossary
Source: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Navamālikā (नवमालिका) refers to a type of flower (puṣpa) commonly used in for personal and commercial purposes in ancient India. People were fond of flowers. The groves and gardens were maintained for recreational purpose. The Jain canonical texts frequently mention different horticulture products viz. fruits, vegetables and flowers which depict that horticulture was a popular pursuit of the people at that time. Gardens and parks (ārāma, ujjāṇa or nijjaṇa) were full of fruits and flowers of various kinds which besides yielding their products provided a calm andquiet place where people could enjoy the natural surroundings.

The flowers (e.g., Navamālikā) fulfilled the aesthetic needs of the people. At the same time they had an economic importance in as much as some people depended on its trade. It is mentioned that people of Koṅkaṇa maintained themselves by selling fruits and flowers. (see Bṛhatkalpasūtra) Flower garlands and bouquet of various designs were prepared and sold. Saffron (kuṃkuma or kesara) was an important flower product. It yielded a good income to the producers. The flower attracted the bees who yielded honey (mahu, sanskrit: madhu) of different varieties, e. g. macchiya, kuṭṭiya, bhāmara, 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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[«previous next»] — Navamalika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navamālikā (नवमालिका).—a kind of jasmine.

Navamālikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nava and mālikā (मालिका). See also (synonyms): navamallikā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Navamālikā (नवमालिका).—f.

(-kā) Double jasmine, (J. Zambac.) E. nava excellent, praised, and mālikā or mallikā jasmine: see the last.

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

Navamālikā (नवमालिका).—[feminine] Arabian jasmine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Navamālikā (नवमालिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 41.
—by Viśveśvara, son of Lakṣmīdhara. Mentioned in Kāvyamālā Viii, 52.

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

1) Navamālikā (नवमालिका):—[=nava-mālikā] [from nava] f. idem, [ib.; Varāha-mihira; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dharma-vardhana (king of Śrāvastī), [Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Navamālikā (नवमालिका):—[nava-mālikā] (kā) 1. f. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Navamālikā (नवमालिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇavamāliyā, Ṇomāliā.

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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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