Maunavrata, Mauna-vrata: 11 definitions

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Maunavrata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Maunavrata in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Maunavrata (मौनव्रत) refers to the “vow of silence”, according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā verse 18-119-12.—Accordingly, “Washing first (his) food with water, he should eat it with the left hand. Maintaining the vow of purity and silence [i.e., maunavrata], (he should remains) concentrated and content. All the food he has earned is the sacrificial pap (caruka) he eats. The pervasion (vyāpti) (of the deity) and success in the repetition of mantra (japasiddhi) arise due to that. This should be done in one's own home or in a secluded place where there are no other people. Otherwise, the householder should not do it”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Maunavrata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—n (S) An observance of a period of silence. v dhara.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—n An observance of a period of silence.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—a vow of silence.

Derivable forms: maunavratam (मौनव्रतम्).

Maunavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mauna and vrata (व्रत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—n.

(-taṃ) A vow of silence.

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

Maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—adj., f. , holding one’s tongue, [Pañcatantra] 94, 8.

Maunavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mauna and vrata (व्रत).

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

Maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—1. [neuter] the vow of silence.

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Maunavrata (मौनव्रत).—2. [adjective] observing the vow of silence.

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

1) Maunavrata (मौनव्रत):—[=mauna-vrata] [from mauna] mfn. idem, [Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a vow of silence, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Maunavrata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Maunavrata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maunavrata (ಮೌನವ್ರತ):—[noun] silence observed as a religious vow.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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