Trimandala, Trimaṇḍala, Tri-mandala: 5 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Trimandala in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Trimaṇḍala (त्रिमण्डल) refers to the “three spheres”, as mentioned in the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya-mantra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.38.—Accordingly, as Śukra related the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya to Dadhīca:—“We worship the three-eyed lord Śiva, the lord of the three worlds, the father of the three spheres (i.e., trimaṇḍala), the lord of the three guṇas. Lord Śiva is the essence, the fragrance of the three tattvas, three fires, of every thing that is trichotomised, of the three worlds, of the three arms and of the trinity. He is the nourisher. In all living beings, everywhere, in the three guṇas, in the creation, in the sense-organs, in the Devas and Gaṇas, he is the essence as the fragrance in a flower. He is the lord of Devas. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trimandala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Trimaṇḍala (त्रिमण्डल).—(nt.; not noted in Pali in these senses), lit. the three circles or spheres: (1) of giving, viz. the giver, recipient, and act of giving; all must be ‘pure’, i.e. unselfish: (dānasya) dāyakasya pratigrāhakasya trimaṇ- ḍalapariśuddhyā dānapāramitā paripūritā bhavati Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 92.15; °la-pariśuddham Mahāvyutpatti 2537 = Tibetan ḥkhor gsum (see [Tibetan-English Dictionary] s.v.) yoṅs su dag pa; trimaṇḍala-pariśodhana- dāna-parityāgī Lalitavistara 181.8 (said of Buddha); dadato dattvā ca trimaṇḍala-pariśodhitaṃ dānaprāmodyam Śikṣāsamuccaya 183.11; (2) tri-maṇḍalaṃ kṛtvā pūrvaṃ śāstuḥ praṇāmaṃ kāra- yitvā…śaraṇagamana-śikṣāpadāni dadāti Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 9a.4, here probably threefold sacred plot of ground (for the rite), see maṇḍala (1), maṇḍalaka (3). In Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 35.5 trimaṇ- ḍala-padam a-trimaṇḍalapadaṃ, formulaic, no context; precise meaning obscure.

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

Trimaṇḍalā (त्रिमण्डला):—[=tri-maṇḍalā] [from tri] f. ([scilicet] lūtā), Name of a venomous spider, [Suśruta v.]

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Trimandala in German

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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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