Moda: 22 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Mod.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Moda (मोद, “delight”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Modavināyaka, Modagaṇeśa and Modavighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.

Moda is positioned in the South-eastern corner of the seventh circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “in the Kashi KArvat temple, CK 31 / 12”. Worshippers of Moda will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the giver of delight”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.18672, Lon. 83.00633 (or, 25°11'12.2"N, 83°00'22.8"E) (Google maps)

Moda, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Moda (मोद).—A demon who was a companion of Hiraṇyākṣa. In the Devāsura battle Vāyu killed him.

2) Moda (मोद).—A serpent born of the clan of Airāvata. This serpent was burnt to death in the sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 10, Chapter 52, Āsramavāsika Parva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Moda (मोद) refers to “pleasure”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva described Pārvatī: “After describing her body again and again, recollecting the boon granted by Brahmā, Śiva stopped. When Śiva put His hand within her garment and moved it, she, as is natural to women, bashfully withdrew and kept aloof. O sage, then Pārvatī smilingly laid bare some parts of her body and cast graceful glances at Him with great pleasure [i.e., mahā-moda]. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Moda (मोद).—A pupil of Devadarśa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 57.

1b) A disciple of Vedasparśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 51.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Moda (मोद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.10, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Moda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Moḍā (मोडा) [=ṃoḍā?] in Bengali possibly refers to muṇḍa-āsana, which refers to the “Muṇḍā-seat” (dedicated to crown-princes), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 13. Accordingly, “[Seats for male characters]—O Brahmins, gods and kings are to be given the Lion-seat (i.e. throne), the priests and the ministers the cane-seat, the commander of the army and the crown-prince the Muṇḍā-seat [i.e., muṇḍāsana], the Brahmins the wooden seat and the other princess the carpet-seat. This rule of seats should be observed in the royal court”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Moda in India is the name of a plant defined with Apium graveolens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sison ruta Burm.f. (among others).

2) Moda in Nigeria is also identified with Pennisetum glaucum It has the synonym Penicillaria spicata (L.) Willd. (etc.).

3) Moda is also identified with Sansevieria liberica It has the synonym Sansevieria liberica Hort. ex Gérôme & Labroy (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· J. Cytol. Genet. (1990)
· Prodromus Plantarum Capensium (1794)
· Herbário Português (1914)
· Naturaliste Canad. (1984)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1997)
· Aspects Pl. Sci. (1989)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mōḍa (मोड).—m (mōḍaṇēṃ) Broken or routed state (as of an army). 2 Germination; the sprouting forth, or the portion sprouting. v yē, phuṭa. 3 A common term for the figs or excrescencies of the hemorrhoidal veins in the disease Piles. 4 f Old metal vessels or trinkets as designed or fit to be broken up and sold. 5 The Mor or common businesscharacter of the Maraṭhi. 6 The line formed by doubling over, a crease: the line formed by dividing the hair: the line through a cornfield: a similar line in general. 7 A bend or turn (of a road, river &c.) 8 The leaning or direction; the line of being, proceeding, acting; the general course or way, lit. fig. Ex. jasī kēṃsāñcī mōḍa asēla tyā pramāṇēṃ vastrā phiravilā mhaṇajē lāgata nāhīṃ; marāṭhī śabdāñcīṃ liṅgāvacanānēṃ rūpēṃ kasīṃ kasīṃ hōtāta hyācī ēkadā mōḍa samajalī mhaṇajē cālalēṃ. 9 A turn, cast, style, fashion (of speech, composition, action). 10 A deluging fall of rain. 11 Change or small money. 12 f m Stiffness and pain (in a limb or a part) from much pressure of a burden or from stooping. Ex. hātālā-mānēlā-kamarēlā-mōḍa yētī or yētō.

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mōḍā (मोडा).—m (mōḍaṇēṃ) Prevention; debarment; obstruction or hinderance interposed. v ghāla. 2 Prevented, obstructed, debarred, or hindered state. 3 unc An intermission of any regularly proceeding work, a break, a gap. v kara, hō. 4 A high stool or low (unbacked) chair.

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mōda (मोद).—m S Joy, delight, gladness.

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

mōḍa (मोड).—m Broken state. Germination. Piles. f A turn. Change or small money. A crease, dividing line. The leaving or direction.

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mōḍā (मोडा).—m Prevention; prevented state; a break.

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mōda (मोद).—m Joy, delight, gladness.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Moda (मोद).—[mud-ghañ]

1) Delight, pleasure, joy, gladness; यत्रानन्दाश्च मोदाश्च (yatrānandāśca modāśca) Uttararāmacarita 2.12; R.5.15; अनुपदनिगदितमधुरिपु- मोदम् (anupadanigaditamadhuripu- modam) Gīt.

2) Perfume, fragrance; अश्विनोरोषधीनां च घ्राणो मोदप्रमोदयोः (aśvinoroṣadhīnāṃ ca ghrāṇo modapramodayoḥ) Bhāgavata 2.6.2.

-dā A species of plant (aja- modā); also मोदाढ्या (modāḍhyā).

Derivable forms: modaḥ (मोदः).

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

Moda (मोद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. Joy, delight, happiness. 2. Fragrance. E. mud to rejoice, aff. ghañ .

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

Moda (मोद).—i. e. mud + a, m. Joy, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 41, 15.

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

Moda (मोद).—[masculine] delight, gladness; fragrance.

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

1) Moda (मोद):—m. (√2. mud) joy, delight, gladness, pleasure, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) fragrance, perfume, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. āmoda)

3) Name of a [particular] formula, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

4) of a Muni, [Catalogue(s)]

5) Modā (मोदा):—[from moda] f. a species of plant (= aja-modā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of Andropogon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Moda (मोद):—(daḥ) 1. m. Joy; fragrance.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Moda (मोद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Mua, Moa.

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Moda 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Moḍa (मोड):—(nm) a turn; turning point; folds; bend; twist; orientation; -[toḍa] turn and twist, distortion.

2) Moda (मोद) [Also spelled mod]:—(nm) delight, happiness.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Moḍa (मोड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Moṭa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mōḍa (ಮೋಡ):—

1) [noun] a mass of visible vapour condensed into minute drops and floating in the upper regions of the atmosphere; a cloud.

2) [noun] the condition of the sky being covered with clouds.

3) [noun] (fig.) a feeling of gloom or depression.

4) [noun] (fig.) lack of knowledge; ignorance.

5) [noun] ಮೋಡ ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [moda hakikollu] mōḍa hākikoḷḷu = ಮೋಡ ಕವಿ - [moda kavi -] 1; ಮೋಡ ಹಾಕು [moda haku] mōḍa hāku = ಮೋಡ ಕವಿ - [moda kavi -] 1; ಮೋಡ ಮುಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [moda muccikollu] mōḍa muccikoḷḷu = ಮೋಡ ಕವಿ - [moda kavi -] 1; ಮೋಡ ಗುಬರು ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [moda gubaru hakikollu] mōḍa gubaru hākikoḷḷu = ಮೋಡ ಕವಿ - [moda kavi -] 1; ಮೋಡ ಕವಿ [moda kavi] mōḍa kavi (clouds) to cover the sky; 2. (fig.) a feeling of gloominess or depression to set in; 3. (fig.) (intelligence, wit) to be exhausted (as to make the person to be loss a to what to do).

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Mōḍa (ಮೋಡ):—[noun] a man lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; he who is characterised by mental dullness; a stupid man.

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Mōda (ಮೋದ):—

1) [noun] a pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; pleasure.

2) [noun] a sweet smell; pleasant odour; fragrance.

3) [noun] a mango fruit; the fruit of Mangifera indica.

4) [noun] the nut of the tree Cocos nucifera; a coconut.

5) [noun] (jain.) one of the fifty three pre-natal ceremonial act observed.

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Mōda (ಮೋದ):—

1) [noun] the plant Trachyspermum ammi ( = Carum copiticum) of Apiaceae family; bishop’s weed.

2) [noun] its seed.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Moḍa (मोड):—n. 1. bend; turning; fold; 2. turning in the road;

2) Moda (मोद):—n. 1. delight; joy; 2. perfume; fragrance;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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