Svaramandala, Svaramaṇḍala, Svara-mandala, Svaramamdala: 5 definitions


Svaramandala 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Svaramandala in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Svaramaṇḍala (स्वरमण्डल).—Seven svaras, three grāmās, 21 mūrchanas and 49 tānas (tālas, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 36, 49.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Svaramandala in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Svaramaṇḍala (स्वरमण्डल) refers to the “realm of speech”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Through these ten immeasurables (apramāṇa), son of good family, the Bodhisattva completes the accumulations of merit (puṇya-saṃbhāra). What are these ten? (1) completion of the immeasurable ornaments for the body by fulfilling the characteristics of a great man and the marks of beauty; (2) completion of the immeasurable ornaments of speech (vāgālaṃkāra) by purifying his realm of speech (svaramaṇḍala) so it is in accordance with all beings; (3) completion of the immeasurable ornaments for thought in accordance with the thought of all beings; (4) completion of the immeasurable maturation of living beings through immeasurable behaviour of practice and knowledge; (5) completion of the immeasurable purity of Buddha-fields through immeasurable forms; [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Svaramaṇḍala (स्वरमण्डल).—the circle of notes, arrangement of musical scales; सप्त स्वरास्त्रयो ग्रामा मूर्च्छनाश्चैकविंशतः तानास्त्वेकोनपञ्चाशदित्येतत्स्वरमण्डलम् (sapta svarāstrayo grāmā mūrcchanāścaikaviṃśataḥ tānāstvekonapañcāśadityetatsvaramaṇḍalam) || Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5. 54.

Derivable forms: svaramaṇḍalam (स्वरमण्डलम्).

Svaramaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svara and maṇḍala (मण्डल).

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

Svaramaṇḍala (स्वरमण्डल):—[=svara-maṇḍala] [from svara > svṛ] m. a kind of Vīṇā or stringed musical instrument, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Svaramandala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svaramaṃḍala (ಸ್ವರಮಂಡಲ):—[noun] a particular stringed musical instrument.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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