Madhushri, Madhuśrī, Madhu-shri: 7 definitions

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Madhushri means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Madhuśrī can be transliterated into English as Madhusri or Madhushri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Madhushri in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Madhuśrī (मधुश्री).—A queen of Vasanta ṛtu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 23, 46.
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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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Madhushri in Mahayana glossary
Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Madhuśrī (मधुश्री) [?] (in Chinese: Mo-t'eou-che-li) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Pūrvaphalgunī (or Pūrvaphalgunīnakṣatra) and Uttaraphalgunī (or Uttaraphalgunīnakṣatra), as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Pūrvaphalgunī and Uttaraphalgunī] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Madhuśrī] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Madhuśrī (मधुश्री).—beauty of spring.

Madhuśrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhu and śrī (श्री).

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

Madhuśrī (मधुश्री).—[feminine] the beauty of spring (personif.).

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

Madhuśrī (मधुश्री):—[=madhu-śrī] [from madhu] f. Beauty of Spring (personified), [Vikramorvaśī; Kumāra-sambhava]

[Sanskrit to German]

Madhushri 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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