Ajamukha, aka: Aja-mukha, Ajāmukha; 4 Definition(s)
Ajamukha 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Aja-mukha is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.
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
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
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.
Ends with: Gajamukha.
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The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)