Ajamukha, aka: Aja-mukha, Ajāmukha; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Ajamukha in Natyashastra glossaries]

Aja-mukha is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).

(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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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).

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Purana

[Ajamukha in Purana glossaries]

Ajamukha (अजमुख).—(Ajavaktra) He was one of the soldiers in Skanda’s army. (Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 75). In the battle between Skanda and the Asuras, Ajamukha killed the Asura, Madhu. (Skanda Purāṇa, Yuddha Kāṇḍa).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Ajāmukha (अजामुख).—One of Danu's sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 5.

1b) (also adhomukhas)—a group of piśācas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 381; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 263, 267.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

[Ajamukha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ajamukha (अजमुख).—a. goat-faced. (khaḥ) Name of a Prajāpati (Dakṣa). When Dakṣa reviled Śiva at his sacrificial session, Vīrabhadra pulled out his face, and afterwards at the request of Śiva himself he put up a goat's face in place of the original human one.

-khī Name of a Rākṣasī kept to watch over Sītā in the Aśoka garden at Laṅkā.

Ajamukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and mukha (मुख).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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