Suryamandala, aka: Surya-mandala, Sūryamaṇḍala; 5 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमण्डल):—One of the four maṇḍalas that make up the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. This maṇḍala consists of a ring of twenty-four petals, each containing another maṇḍala, which together represent twenty-four pīthas (“sacred sites”) and the seat of twenty-four Khecarīs (“Sky Goddesses”).
This is the list of the twenty-four pīthas (sacred sites) and the corresponding presiding khecarīs (goddesses) in brackets:
- Aṭṭahāsa (Saumyā or Saumyāsyā or Kadambā),
- Caritrā (Kṛṣṇā or Kṛṣṇāsyā or Siddhidā or Susiddhā),
- Kolāgiri (Mahālakṣmī),
- Jayantī (Jvālāmukhī),
- Ujjayinī or Ekāmraka (Mahāmāyā),
- Prayāga (Vāyuvegā),
- Vārāṇasī (Ūrdhvakeśī or Śāṅkarī),
- Śrīkoṭa or Devīkoṭa (Karṇamoṭī),
- Virajā (Ambikā),
- Airuḍī (Agnivaktrā),
- Hastināpura (Piṅgākṣī),
- Elāpura (Kharāsyā),
- Kāśmarī or Narmada (Gokarṇā),
- Marudeśa (Kramaṇī),
- Caitrakaccha or Bhṛgunagara or Nagara (Bimbakacchapā or Cetrakasthā),
- Puṇḍravardhana (Cāmuṇḍā),
- Parastīra (Prasannāsyā),
- Pṛṣṭhāpura (Vidyunmukhī),
- Kuhudī (Mahābalā or Mahākeśī),
- Sopāra (Agnivaktrā or Agnivadanā or Vahnyānanā or Agnijvālā or Agnijihvā),
- Kṣīrika (Lokamātā),
- Māyāpurī (Kampinī),
- Āmrātikeśvara (Pūtanā or Pavanā),
- Rājagṛha (Bhagnanāsā).
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Sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमण्डल).—Seen after 1000 years in the 27th Kalpa; all yogas and mantras came out of this.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 65.
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Languages of India and abroad
sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमंडल).—n (S) The region of the sun; the region supposed to exist around the sun, constituting a lok or heaven of which the sun is the regent.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमंडल).—n-lōka m The region of the sun.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमण्डल).—the orb of the sun.
Derivable forms: sūryamaṇḍalam (सूर्यमण्डलम्).
Sūryamaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and maṇḍala (मण्डल).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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