Madhurakshara, Madhurākṣara, Madhura-akshara: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Madhurākṣara can be transliterated into English as Madhuraksara or Madhurakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Madhurakshara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर) refers to “sweet tones (made by the instrument players)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The instrument players played on musical instruments in sweet tones (madhurākṣara) showing their diverse skill. The delighted Himācala too carried out the customary rites of reception at the entrance. Menā also jubilantly took part in the same along with all the womenfolk. She made formal inquiries about the health of the bridegroom and gladly went into the house. Śiva went to the apartments assigned to Him along with the Gaṇas and the gods. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madhurakshara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर).—a. sounding sweetly, uttering sweet sounds, melodious; कूजन्तं रामरामेति मधुरं मधुराक्षरम् (kūjantaṃ rāmarāmeti madhuraṃ madhurākṣaram) Rām. Stotra 34.

Madhurākṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhura and akṣara (अक्षर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर).—1. [neuter] [plural] sweet or kind words.

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Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर).—2. [adjective] sounding sweetly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर):—[from madhura > madhu] mf(ā)n. speaking or sounding sweetly, melodious, mellow (am ind.), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. [plural] sweet or kind words, [Pañcatantra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhurākṣara (मधुराक्षर):—[madhurā+kṣara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Melodious.

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Madhurakshara in German

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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 (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.

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