Agnimukha, aka: Agni-mukha; 4 Definition(s)
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Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—An Asura. Genealogy. He was descended from Viṣṇu in this order: Viṣṇu-Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-Śūrapadma-Agnimukha. Birth. Śūrapadma married Maya’s daughter and Agnimukha was born as their son. In the battle between the devas and asuras, the latter were defeated and one of them sought shelter in Pātāla (the lower world). Kaśyapa married his daughter, Surasā. They had six children; they were: Śūrapadma, Siṃhika, Siṃhavaktra, Tārakāsura, Gomukha, and Ajāmukhī. Sūrapadma married Maya’s daughter. Agnimukha was one of their four sons, the other three being Bhānugopa, Vajrabāhu and Hiraṇya. (Skanda Purāṇa, Āsurakāṇḍa). In the Skanda Purāṇa there is a vivid description of the valiant way in which Agnimukha fought in the battle between the devas and asuras. (See full article at Story of Agnimukha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—The name of an Asura who has his city in the third talam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 26.
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agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—n S A medical preparation promotive of digestion and appetite.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Agnimukha (अग्निमुख).—a. having Agni at the head.
-khaḥ [अग्निर्मुखमिव यस्य (agnirmukhamiva yasya)]
Derivable forms: agnimukhaḥ (अग्निमुखः).
Agnimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and mukha (मुख).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Baudhāyana Dharmasūtra (by Baudhāyana)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 7: Śatrughna’s capture of Mathurā < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Part 5: Bharata’s previous births < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - The March of Vīrabhadra < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 33 - March of The Victorious Lord Śiva < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 40 - The Marriage Procession of Śiva < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 20 - Description of the netherworlds (pātāla) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]