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mandAra

The divine Mandara tree is a coral tree and one of the five divine trees. It is associated with Mangala (Mars) who is the son of earth. mandAra m. (in some meanings also written {mandara}) the coral tree Erythrina Indica (also regarded as one of the 5 trees of paradise or Svarga) a white variety of Calotropis Gigantea the thorn-apple heaven N. of a son of Hiranya-kasipu (C. {mandara}) of a Vidya-dhara of a hermitage and desert spot on the right bank of the Ganges where there are said to be 11 sacred pools of a mountain (v.l. {mandara}) ({I}) f. a kind of plant n. = {-puSpa}
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