Makaravyuha, aka: Makaravyūha, Makara-vyuha, Mākaravyūha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Makaravyūha (मकरव्यूह):—It is the reverse of Varāhavyūha. The array, in which the army is drawn up in the order in two triangles with the apices joint is called Makaravyūha.

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Makaravyūha (मकरव्यूह).—Jarāsandha arranged his army in this vyūha and attacked the Yadus; but it was broken by Kṛṣṇa with trees as missiles.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 6[1-4].
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mākaravyūha (माकरव्यूह).—a particular form of military array.

Derivable forms: mākaravyūhaḥ (माकरव्यूहः).

Mākaravyūha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mākara and vyūha (व्यूह).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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