Ratnamala, Ratnamālā, Ratnamāla, Ratna-mala: 10 definitions



Ratnamala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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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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In Buddhism

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."

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.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—f.

1) ein Halsband aus Juwelen, Perlenschmuck [PAÑCAR. 1, 4, 51. 11, 35.] [Pañcatantra 255, 19. 25.] —

2) vollständiger und abgekürzter Titel verschiedener Werke [Colebrooke] [?II,47. 323. 363. Medinīkoṣa Anhang 3. Verz. d. Tüb. H. 17. Weber’s Indische Studien.5,297. Oxforder Handschriften 182,b,44. 196,a,22. 279,a,24. 285,a,34. 292,b,1. 336,a, No. 790.] = nyāya [220,b, No. 527.] — Vgl. adhikaraṇa, abhidhāna, jyotiṣa (unter jyotiṣa), nyāya, paryāya, pramāṇa, maṇi, yoga .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ratnamālā (रत्नमाला):—f.

1) ein Halsband aus Juwelen , Perlenschmuck [291,15.323,26.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā [317,29.] —

2) vollständiger und abgekürzter Titel verschiedener Werke. —

3) Nomen proprium einer Gandharva-Junfrau [Kāraṇḍavyūha 3.4,19.]

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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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