Vardhamanaka, Vardhamānaka: 9 definitions
Vardhamanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) is another name for Vardhamāna, which refers to one of the ten practices performed after the removal of the stage curtain, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 5.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) refers to an “earthen vessel”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 2.26.—See under Nīrājana
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) refers to “claivoyance whose sphere of influence increases greatly” and represents one of the six types of “clairvoyant knowledge of physical objects” (avadhi-jñāna) which itself refers to one of the five types of “right-knowledge” (samyagjñāna), as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:
“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Among these, exact knowledge which comes from a summary or detailed study of the principles, jīva, etc., is called ‘right-knowledge’ (samyagjñāna). [...] Avadhi-jñāna is innate to gods and hell-inhabitants. Of others it is six-fold [viz., vardhamānaka], characterized by destruction and suppression”—(cf. Tattvārthādhigamasūtra 1.23 with commentary).
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A kind of dish or pot, lid or cover; भ्रमयत्युचितं विदर्भजानननीराजनवर्धमानकम् (bhramayatyucitaṃ vidarbhajānananīrājanavardhamānakam) N.2.2; Mb.14. 65.15.
2) Name of a class of persons who dance with lamps on their heads, hands etc.; नट-नर्तक-गन्धर्वैः पूर्णकैर्वर्ध- मानकैः (naṭa-nartaka-gandharvaiḥ pūrṇakairvardha- mānakaiḥ) Mb.7.57.4 (com. vardhamānakaiḥ ārātrikahastaiḥ).
Derivable forms: vardhamānakaḥ (वर्धमानकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक).—name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3288; Mahā-Māyūrī 247.31.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) or Varddhamānaka.—m.
(-kaḥ) A lid, a cover. E. vardhamāna as above, and kan added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक).—[vardhamāna + ka] (vb. vṛdh), m. A lid, a cover.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक):—[from vardha] m. a dish or saucer of a [particular] shape, lid or cover, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] way of joining the hands, [Catalogue(s)]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a class of persons following a [particular] trade, [Mahābhārata] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])
4) [v.s. ...] of a district or of a people, [Atharva-veda.Pariś.]
5) [v.s. ...] of a serpent-demon, [Buddhist literature]
6) [v.s. ...] of various men, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Pañcatantra]
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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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (d) Technical terms used by Arurar in relation to Dance and Music < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)