Mishraka, aka: Miśraka; 4 Definition(s)


Mishraka 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 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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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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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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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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
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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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