Madhurasvara, Madhura-svara, Madhurasvarā: 8 definitions


Madhurasvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Madhurasvara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Madhurasvarā (मधुरस्वरा).—A celestial maiden. She once conducted a dance performance in honour of Arjuna. (Śloka 30, Chapter 43, Vana Parva).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Madhurasvara in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Madhurasvarā (मधुरस्वरा) is the name of a bell, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] then the bells, [i.e., Madhurasvarā], belonging respectively to the Nagas, etc., of the two divisions of the Bhavanapatis, rang, struck three times by generals named Bhadrasena belonging to Dharaṇa, etc., and by those named Dakṣa belonging to Bhūtānanda, etc. Then all the Nāgas, etc., of the two rows came instantly each to his own Indra, like horses to their own stables. At their command their respective Ābhiyogika-gods created at once cars variegated with jewels and gold, twenty-five thousand yojanas square, with indradhvajas of two hundred and fifty yojanas. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Madhurasvara (मधुरस्वर).—a. warbling sweetly, sweet-voiced.

Madhurasvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhura and svara (स्वर). See also (synonyms): madhurasvana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Madhurasvara (मधुरस्वर).—name of a gandharva: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 5.1.

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

Madhurasvara (मधुरस्वर).—[adjective] sweet-voiced, sounding sweetly; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Madhurasvara (मधुरस्वर):—[=madhura-svara] [from madhura > madhu] mfn. sweetly-sounding, sweet-voiced (am ind.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Gandharva, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

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Madhurasvara 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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