Vimanaka, Vimānaka, Vi-manaka: 3 definitions
Vimanaka means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vimānaka (विमानक) [=vimāna?] refers to the “palaces (of a city)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as the Seven Sages said amongst each other (when arriving at Himavatpura city): “[...] The splendour of festoons is also seen in every house. They are of different colours and sorts with shapes of parrots and swans carved on the walls of the palaces (vimānaka—śukahaṃsairvimānakaiḥ). The canopies with hanging festoons are of diverse character. There are many lakes and ponds. The gardens and parks are of various kinds frequented by delighted people. Here men are like gods and the women are like the celestial damsels. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Vimānaka (विमानक):—[=vi-mānaka] [from vi-māna > vi-mā] m. (ifc.) = vi-māna, a celestial car, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] a seven-storied palace or tower, [Rāmāyaṇa]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Vatayantravimanaka.
Full-text: Vatayantravimanaka, Vimana, Vatayantra.
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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.2 - Temple (prāsāda) architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]