Nyagrodhaparimandala, Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala, Nyagrodha-parimandala, Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā: 6 definitions

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Nyagrodhaparimandala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डल) or Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalatā refers to “his (body) is well-proportioned like a banyan tree” and represents the twenty-second of the “thirty-two marks of a great man” (lakṣaṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nyagrodha-parimaṇḍala). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डल) refers to “(bodily) symmetry of the nyagrodha tree” and represents the twentieth of the thirty-two major marks of distinction (lakṣaṇa) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order, but not always the exact wording, of the Mahāvyutpatti (236-67). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala is known as ‘shing nya gro dha ltar chu zheng gab pa’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डल) refers to the “upper part symmetrical alone” and represents one of the six types of Saṃsthāna (structure karma), representing one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which in turn represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by ‘the only upper part symmetrical alone’ (nyagrodha-parimaṇḍala) body (saṃsthāna) body-making (nāma) karma? The karmas rise of which causes only the upper part symmetrical structure of the body accomplished are called the only upper part symmetrical body-making karma. 

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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

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डल).—a man being a fathom in circumference; (thus described:-mahā- dhanurdharāścaiva tretāyāṃ cakravartinaḥ | sarvalakṣaṇasaṃpannā nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalāḥ ||).

Derivable forms: nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalaḥ (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डलः).

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nyagrodha and parimaṇḍala (परिमण्डल).

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Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डला).—an excellent woman; (she is thus described:-stanau sukaṭhinau yasyā nitambe ca viśālatā | madhye kṣīṇā bhavedyā sā nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā (Śabdak); दूर्वाकाण्डमिव श्यामा न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डला (dūrvākāṇḍamiva śyāmā nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā) Bk.5.18.

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nyagrodha and parimaṇḍalā (परिमण्डला).

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

Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डला).—f.

(-lā) An elegant woman. In Vachaspatya she is thus described: —stanau sukaṭhinau yasyā nitambe ca viśālatā . madhye kṣīṇā bhavedyā sā nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā ..

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

1) Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍala (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डल):—[=nyag-rodha-parimaṇḍala] [from nyag-rodha > nyag > ny-añc] mfn. being a fathom in circumference, [Matsya-purāṇa]

2) Nyagrodhaparimaṇḍalā (न्यग्रोधपरिमण्डला):—[=nyag-rodha-parimaṇḍalā] [from nyag-rodha > nyag > ny-añc] f. an elegant woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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