Makhamrigavyadha, Makhamṛgavyādha, Makha-mrigavyadha: 2 definitions



Makhamrigavyadha 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.

The Sanskrit term Makhamṛgavyādha can be transliterated into English as Makhamrgavyadha or Makhamrigavyadha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Makhamrigavyadha in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Makhamṛgavyādha (मखमृगव्याध) or “hunter of the sacrifice deer” refers to a name of Śiva, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.140.—The reference being to the story of Śiva cutting off the head of Dakṣa’s sacrifice when it attempted to flee in the form of a deer. Cf. Naiṣadha 4.67. See also under Tārāmṛga. Yajñamṛgavyādha occurs among the names of Śiva in the Mahābhārata Śāntiparva 290.159 and in Brahmapurāṇa 40.78.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Makhamṛgavyādha (मखमृगव्याध).—an epithet of Śiva; मखमृगव्याधोत्तमाङ्गस्थल- स्थास्नु (makhamṛgavyādhottamāṅgasthala- sthāsnu) ...... N.22.14.

Derivable forms: makhamṛgavyādhaḥ (मखमृगव्याधः).

Makhamṛgavyādha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms makha and mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध).

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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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