Mishraka, aka: Miśraka; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Miśraka can be transliterated into English as Misraka or Mishraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Miśraka (मिश्रक):—The Sanskrit name for a group of temples (prāsāda) containing 9 unique varieties. It is described in the 11th-century Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra (chapter 56) by Bhojadeva.

The Miśraka group contains the following twenty-five temple classifications:

  1. Subhadra,
  2. Yokiṭa,
  3. Sarvatobhadra,
  4. Siṃhakesarī,
  5. Citrakūṭa,
  6. Dharādhara,
  7. Tilaka,
  8. Svatilaka,
  9. Sarvāṅgasundara.

These are the names of 9 out of a total of 64 temple types mentioned in same chapter.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Miśraka (मिश्रक).—A special tribe of horses. (Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).

2) Miśraka (मिश्रक).—A garden in the city of Dvārakā. The city shines more by this divine garden. (Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).

3) Miśraka (मिश्रक).—A sacred place within the boundaries of Kurukṣetra. If one bathes in a holy pond there one would get the benefit of bathing in all the sacred ponds in India. (Śloka 91, Chapter 81, Vana Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Miśraka (मिश्रक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.76). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Miśraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Miśraka (मिश्रक).—a. [miśr-ṇvul]

1) Mixed, mingled.

2) Mixing, adulterating.

3) Miscellaneous.

-kaḥ 1 A compounder.

2) An adulterator of mercantile goods; आतिरेक्यं तु मिश्रकः (ātirekyaṃ tu miśrakaḥ) Ms.11.5.

-kam 1 Salt produced from salt soil.

2) The garden of Indra, (also miśrakāvaṇam).

3) Singing out of tune.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Miśraka (मिश्रक).—nt., (1) a kind of literary composition, acc. to Tibetan spel ma, a mixture of prose and verse (compare Sanskrit miśra, -ka): Mvy 1456; the surrounding terms denote kinds of commentaries, paddhati and ṭīkā; (2) (= Pali missaka, nt.), n. of a pleasure-grove of the gods, pre- sumably = next: °ke, loc. sg., LV 45.5 (verse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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