Mokshana, Mokṣaṇa: 15 definitions


Mokshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Mokṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Moksana or Mokshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण, “shooting”) refers to one of the four acts related to the bow (dhanus). It is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. Accordingly, “shooting (mokṣaṇa) is the release [of the arrow]”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण) refers to “that which discharges poison”, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.53): “A measure or khāri of the root of Carvā destroys (mokṣaṇa) rat poison. The oil prepared from the bark of Taṭāka and the root of sira also make a medicine”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण) refers to the “release (from a curse)”, as discussed in the thirteenth chapter [first book] of the Jñānāmṛtasārasaṃhita: a Pāñcarātra text representing a sectarian glorification of Kṛṣṇa and Rādha (i.e., the cult of Radha-Krishna) dated among the latest of the Saṃhitā-type works.—Description of the chapter [gandharva-mokṣaṇa]: Continuing the preceding narrative, Vyāsa describes how Nārada addressed Kṛṣṇa requesting release (mokṣaṇa) from the curse of the Devas under which he suffers. Bhagavān (=Kṛṣṇa ) says that the stotra just sung was sufficient to effect this release (mokṣaṇa). Further, He speaks of His own mantra, of using it and winning all sorts of joys with it when employing it with devotion. [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mōkṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—n S Loosing, freeing, setting at liberty.

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

mōkṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—n Loosing, setting at liberty.

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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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—[mokṣ-lyuṭ]

1) Releasing, liberating, emancipating, setting at liberty; यावनवध्यस्य वधे तावान् वध्यस्य मोक्षणे (yāvanavadhyasya vadhe tāvān vadhyasya mokṣaṇe) Manusmṛti 9.249.

2) Rescuing, deliverance.

3) Loosening, untying.

4) Giving up, abandoning, resigning.

5) Shedding.

6) Squandering.

7) Discharging, casting; शस्त्र (śastra) &c.

-ṇī The magic art of releasing any one.

Derivable forms: mokṣaṇam (मोक्षणम्).

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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Letting go or free, liberating. 2. Squandering. 3. Giving up. 4. Causing to flow. E. mokṣ to let go, lyuṭ aff.

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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—i. e. moksh + ana, n. 1. Letting go (shedding of blood), [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] [distich] 62. 2. Liberation, [Pañcatantra] 143, 6. 3. Squandering.

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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण).—[adjective] freeing, delivering; [neuter] deliverance, acquittance, loosening, untying, letting go or flow, giving up.

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

1) Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण):—[from mokṣ] mfn. liberating, emancipating, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] n. liberation, releasing, rescuing, [Mahābhārata; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

3) [v.s. ...] setting at liberty (a criminal), [Manu-smṛti ix, 249]

4) [v.s. ...] loosing, untying, [Pañcatantra]

5) [v.s. ...] shedding, causing to flow, [Mālavikāgnimitra; Suśruta] (cf. rakta-m)

6) [v.s. ...] giving up, abandoning, deserting, [Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa] ([varia lectio])

7) [v.s. ...] squandering, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Setting free, liberating; squandering.

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

Mokṣaṇa (मोक्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mokkhaṇa.

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Mokshana 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mōkṣaṇa (ಮೋಕ್ಷಣ):—

1) [noun] the act of releasing, freeing, liberating.

2) [noun] a discharging of an arrow from the bow; a shooting.

3) [noun] (dance.) a particular gesture of the hand.

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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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