Sabhamandapa, Sabhāmaṇḍapa, Sabha-mandapa: 7 definitions


Sabhamandapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

Sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामण्डप) or “audience hall”, is part of a sculpture in the first pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—Śiva and Pārvatī are in their sabhāmaṇḍapa (“audience hall”), surrounded by their attendants, sages and as usual, semi-celestial figures, eulogizing the divine couple. By the side of Śiva is seated Gaṇeśa and near the foot of Pārvatī is another seated figure. Probably, it is Skanda or Kumāra, their son. Usually, Skanda is shown by the side of Pārvatī, while Gaṇeśa is seated next to Śiva.

The whole scene looks very pacific like in a drama with happy end. All personages look as if relieved of their worries. It is likely that it represents the scene of the aftermath of the killing of Tārakāsura by Skanda. So the sages and others have come to honor the Divine family. In other words, it symbolizes the sukhānta “happy end” of the play, as prompted in the Nāṭyaśāstra by sage Bharata. In the topmost portion of the pillar is again a fighting scene. But this time the fighters are on elephants.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sabhā-maṇḍapa.—(HA), same as raṅga-maṇḍapa. Note: sabhā-maṇḍapa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sabhamandapa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामंडप).—m (S) A portico or an erection in front of a temple where people assemble. 2 The open space of a temple in front of the gābhārā or apartment of the idol. 3 An audience-hall; a council-chamber; an assembly-room generally.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामंडप).—m An erection in front of a temple. An audience-hall.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sabhamandapa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामण्डप).—an assembly hall.

Derivable forms: sabhāmaṇḍapaḥ (सभामण्डपः).

Sabhāmaṇḍapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sabhā and maṇḍapa (मण्डप).

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

Sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामण्डप).—[substantive] assembly-hall.

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

Sabhāmaṇḍapa (सभामण्डप):—[=sabhā-maṇḍapa] [from sabhā] m. an assembly-hall, [Vāsavadattā]

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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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