Avanmukha, Avāṅmukha, Avanc-mukha: 14 definitions
Avanmukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख):—Downward looking face
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख) [or Āvarjita ?] refers to “that which is bent down at the end”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the two horns of the moon should appear but slightly raised and far from each other presenting the appearance of a boat, she brings trouble on the sailors but prosperity on mankind at large. [...] If, when the northern horn is a little higher than the other and bent aside, the southern horn is straight like a carriage pole, pilgrim parties will suffer and there will be no rain. If one of the horns should appear higher than the other and bent down at the end [i.e., avāṅmukha], cows will suffer”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख) refers to “lowered faces”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] Even if a person is perpetually poor for seven lives, after serving Śiva, his prosperity becomes unhampered. How can he find benefit inaccessible—he in whose presence the eight Siddhis (achievements) dance always for the sake of propitiation with speechless mouths or with lowered faces (avāṅmukha). [...]”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख).—a S Hanging the head; looking downwards; abashed, dejected, sullen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख).—a Hanging the head; dejected, abashed, sullen.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avāṅmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avāk and mukha (मुख).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) Downlooked, headlong. avāc, and mukha the face.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख).—adj. looking downwards, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 32, 1.
Avāṅmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avāñc and mukha (मुख).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख).—[feminine] ī looking or turned (lit. having the face t.) downwards.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख):—[=avāṅ-mukha] [from avāṅ > avāñc] mf(ī)n. having the face turned downwards, looking down, [Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] turned downwards
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Mantra spoken over a weapon, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 30, 4.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avāṅmukha (अवाङ्मुख):—[a-vā-ṅmukha] (khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) a. Down-looked; cast down headlong.
[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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Avāṅmukha (ಅವಾಙ್ಮುಖ):—[adjective] facing downward; (said of face) lowered; looking the ground with the head bent.
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Avāṅmukha (ಅವಾಙ್ಮುಖ):—[noun] a man with his head bent as from shame or embarrassment.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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