Ratnamala, Ratnamālā, Ratnamāla, Ratna-mala: 16 definitions


Ratnamala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ratnamala [रत्नमाला] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Indigofera linifolia (L.f.) Retz. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Hedysarum linifolium, Indigofera linifolia var. campbelli. For the possible medicinal usage of ratnamala, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) is the name of a work quoted in the Bhojanakutūhala (bhakṣyābhakṣya-prakaraṇa), which discusses the topics related to the consumption of food such as timings, do’s and don’ts, stipulations and prohibitions as prescribed in Smṛti texts.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Ratnamālā has 22 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 5, 5, 4 and [IIS] mātrās.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) refers to a “garland of gems”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult. Accordingly, “O goddess, Svacchanda is in the middle, within the abode of the triangle. Very powerful, he has five faces with three times five flaming eyes. [...] He sits on a great lotus and is adorned with a belt on his hips. He is adorned with small bells and a garland of gems [i.e., ratnamālā-vibhūṣita]. There are anklets on his feet and they are well adorned with necklaces of pearls. He sits on Ananta as a seat and is like heated gold. On Ananta’s seat are seventy billion mantras. He is beautiful, divine, (white) like the stars, snow and the moon.]. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) refers to a “necklace of gems” (given by Varuṇa), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Then Śiva, the lord of the universe, following the worldly convention delightedly placed Kārttikeya on a beautiful gemset throne. [...] Then Indra gave him a lordly elephant and a thunderbolt. The lord of the waters, Varuṇa, gave him a white umbrella and a necklace of gems (ratnamālā) to wear. The sun gave him a chariot as fast as the mind and a coat of mail with great equipments; Yama his own staff: the moon a vessel full of nectar. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) refers to a “jewel necklace”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “The great vehicle (mahāyāna) is made with four wheels (cakra), namely with the means of attraction, the spokes (ara) are well fitted as the roots of good have been transformed with intention, [...] it is powered by the power of understanding four holy truths, it has the power of a thousand well-bred horses (ājanya), it goes to all buddha-fields by four magical feet (ṛddhipāda), the horns (śṛṅga) of recollection are bound with the string of a jewel necklace (ratnamālā), it roams widely and broadly since it contains all living beings, it fulfills its function as it subdues enemies and the Māras, [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Lotsawa House: Teachings on the Offering of Flowers

Ratnamālā; This text, which may also be spelled 'Ratnamāli', is by Nāgārjuna. The twenty verses are in the last chapter. They start, "I go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma, and Saṅgha," and end, "May I remain in this world, even if I attain enlightenment."

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) is the wife of king Kṣemaṅkara from Ratnasañcayā, according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“In this very Jambūdvīpa in the East Videhas the province Maṅgalāvatī is located on the south bank of the Sītā. In it is the broad city Ratnasañcayā, like a bride of the ocean (ratnākara), because of its resemblance to heaps of jewels. Its king was Kṣemaṅkara, causing the acquisition and security of wealth, powerful as the wind. His wife was Ratnamālā, spotless as a wreath of jewels, delicate as a wreath of flowers. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ratnamala in India is the name of a plant defined with Indigofera linifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hedysarum linifolium L.f. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Journal de Botanique, Appliquée à l’Agriculture, à la Pharmacie, à la Médecine et aux Arts (1813)
· Observationes Botanicae (1786)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1979)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला).—a jewel-necklace.

Ratnamālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ratna and mālā (माला).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला).—name of a ‘gandharva maid’: Kāraṇḍavvūha 4.19.

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

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला).—[feminine] a pearl necklace (poss. lin); T. of [several] works (also —°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—indication of coming rain, famine or plenty, etc. from the appearance of the atmosphere, attributed to Nārada. L. 2668. Report. Xxxv. Pheh. 8. Quoted in Śāntisāra.

Ratnamālā has the following synonyms: Mayūracitraka, Meghamālā.

2) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—See Abhidhānaratnamālā, Guṇaratnamālā, Jyotiṣaratnamālā, Tithiratnamālā, Nyāyaratnamālā, Prayogaratnamālā, Vedāntaratnamālā, Vaidyaratnamālā, Śabdaratnamālā, Saṃgītaratnamālā.

3) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—lex. Rādh. 11. Oppert. Ii, 1146. Quoted by Medinīkara, by Bhānujī Oxf. 182^a.
—by Mādhava. Quoted by Rāyamukuṭa.

4) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—miscellaneous verses, by Lakṣmaṇa Bhaṭṭa. L. 2222.

5) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—on precious stones, by Paśupati. L. 364. Tu7b. 17.

6) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—[dharma] Quoted in Yajñopavītanāśaprāyaścittaprayoga L. 880.

7) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—jy. Kāṭm. 11 (and—[commentary]). Pheh. 10. Quoted in Mārtaṇḍavallabhā, in the
—[commentary] on Muhūrtacintāmaṇi, in Muhūrtagaṇapati.
—by Acyuta. Sūcīpattra. 15.
—by Mahādeva. Oudh. Iv, 13.
—[commentary] by Lumgramaśarman. ibid.
—by Śatānanda. Quoted by Raghunandana in Jyotistattva.

8) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—med. Ben. 65. See Dhāturatnamālā.
—a medical glossary by Rājavallabha. Cop. 103. See Paryāyaratnamālā.

9) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—Śāntiśatakaṭīka.

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

1) Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—[=ratna-mālā] [from ratna] f. a jewel necklace, pearl n° etc. (ifc. f(ā). ), [Ratnāvalī; Pañcatantra; Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Gandharva maid, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of various works.

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