Madayataka, Madāyātaka: 1 definition


Madayataka 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

We find Chāndogya Upaniṣad (6.10) mentioning drinking liquor as a madāyātaka (मदायातक). Liquor was manufactured and consumed on a large scale in the times of the Jātakas in eastern India and there were a good many liquor-shops open day and night. Kauṭilya has an independent officer as a Superintendent of Liquor and he mentions the manufacture of different kinds of liquor

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