Prithucarumandalagatra, aka: Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātra, Prithu-caru-mandala-gatra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātra can be transliterated into English as Prthucarumandalagatra or Prithucarumandalagatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prithucharumandalagatra.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātra (पृथुचारुमण्डलगात्र) or Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātratā refers to “broad, beautiful knees” and represents the twenty-fifth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pṛthu-cāru-maṇḍala-gātra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātra (पृथुचारुमण्डलगात्र) refers to “body with broad and graceful limbs” and represents the twenty-fifth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Pṛthucārumaṇḍalagātra is known as ‘sku kho lag yangs shing bzang ba’. 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.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

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