Marudesha, Marudeśa, Maru-Desha: 6 definitions



Marudesha 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 Marudeśa can be transliterated into English as Marudesa or Marudesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Marudesha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Marudeśa (मरुदेश):—Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four sacred sites of the Sūryamaṇḍala, the first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth and final cakra located just above the head. Each one of these holy sites (pītha) is presided over by a particular Khecarī (‘sky-goddess’). This Marudeśa-pītha is connected with the goddess Kramaṇī.

Source: The Samādhi of the Plowed Row (Shaivism)

Marudeśa (मरुदेश) is mentioned as one of the upakṣetras, maped internally to the eight lotus petals at the top of the heart cakra, according to the Tantraloka 15.90-91.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Marudeśa (मरुदेश).—Also Marudhanva; arid tract1 where saṃjñā roamed in the guise of a mare;2 heaven became like a desert by the havoc of Tāraka.3 (See Maru).

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 51.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 35. Matsya-purāṇa 11. 26. Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 97; 88. 35.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 154. 34.
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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 dictionary

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

Marudeśa (मरुदेश).—

1) Name of a district.

2) any region destitute of water.

Derivable forms: marudeśaḥ (मरुदेशः).

Marudeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maru and deśa (देश).

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

Marudeśa (मरुदेश):—[=maru-deśa] [from maru] m. Name of a country, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Marudeśa (मरुदेश):—[(maru + deśa)] m. Nomen proprium eines Landes [Oxforder Handschriften 338,b,27. 339,b,25.]

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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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