Malayaketu, Malaya-ketu: 4 definitions


Malayaketu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: A Textual and Intertextual Study of the Mudrārākṣasa (history)

Malayaketu is a proper personal name indicating Malaya: one of the territories of tribes mentioned in the 7th-century Mudrārākṣasa.—The term Malaya, represented by the name of Malayaketu and by a certain Siṃhanāda, king of Malaya, included among the five foremost vassals of Malayaketu. Malaya is beyond doubt the name of the Western Ghats, the mountain range along the west coast of south India (or a particular peak in this range), associated in Sanskrit literature with pleasant winds bearing the fragrance of sandalwood.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Malayaketu (मलयकेतु):—[=malaya-ketu] [from malaya] m. Name of various princes, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Mudrārākṣasa]

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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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