Macakruta: 1 definition


Macakruta 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Machakruta.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Macakruta (मचक्रुत).—A sacred place on the border of Kurukṣetra. A Yakṣa of name Macakruta keeps guard over this place. If one bows down before this Yakṣa one will have to his credit the benefit of a thousand Godānas (giving away cows in charity). (Chapter 83, Vana Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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