Parimandala, aka: Parimaṇḍala; 3 Definition(s)


Parimandala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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


parimaṇḍala : (adj.) round; circular; well sounding.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Parimaṇḍala, (adj.) (pari+maṇḍala) 1. round, circular J. I, 441; II, 406 (āvāṭa); VI, 42; Pv IV. 328 (guḷa°); Dhs. 617 (expld at DhsA. 317 as “egg-shaped, ” kukkuṭ-aṇḍasaṇṭhāna).—nt. as adv. in phrase °ṃ nivāseti to dress or cover oneself all round Vin. I, 46; II, 213; IV, 185 (= nābhimaṇḍalaṃ jānu-maṇḍalaṃ paṭicchādentena C.; cp. timaṇḍala).—2. rounded off, i.e. complete, correct, pleasant, in phrase °āni padavyañjanāni well sounding words and letters, correct speech Vin. II, 316; M. I, 216; A. I, 103; DA. I, 282; SnA 177, 370. (Page 431)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

General definition (in Buddhism)

Parimaṇḍala (परिमण्डल, “circular”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., parimaṇḍala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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