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Mohana, aka: Mohanā; 4 Definition(s)

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Mohana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Mohanā (मोहना) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Mohanā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

1a) Mohana (मोहन).—In the Gayāśilā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 48.

1b) An arrow of the God of Love, sent against Śiva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 154. 244; 162. 21, 24.

2) Mohanā (मोहना).—A mind-born mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 25.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

Mohana, (nt.) (fr. muh as Caus. formn) making dull or stupid, infatuation, enticement, allurement Sn. 399, 772 (=mohanā vuccanti pañca kāmaguṇā Nd1 26). The Sk. meaning is also “sexual intercourse” (cp. Halāyudha p. 315), which may apply to the Sn. passages SnA 517 (on Sn. 772) expls “mohanaṃ vuccati kāmaguṇā, ettha hi deva-manussā muyhanti. ” (Page 543)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

mohana : (nt.) making dull; enticement; allurement.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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