Mrida, aka: Mṛdā, Mṛḍa, Mṛḍā; 4 Definition(s)

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Mrida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 terms Mṛdā and Mṛḍa and Mṛḍā can be transliterated into English as Mrda or Mrida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Mṛdā (मृदा, “the rubbing one”).—One of the names of the Goddess, Devī, who is regarded as the female principle of the divine; the embodiement of the energies of the Gods.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Mṛḍa (मृड).—A name of Śiva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 2. 8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Mṛḍa (मृड).—An epithet of Śiva; जनसुखकृते सत्त्वोद्रिक्तौ मृडाय नमो नमः (janasukhakṛte sattvodriktau mṛḍāya namo namaḥ) Śiva-mahimna S.3.

Derivable forms: mṛḍaḥ (मृडः).

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Mṛḍā (मृडा).—An epithet of Pārvatī; शङ्के सुन्दरि कालकूटमपिबत् मूढो मृडानीपतिः (śaṅke sundari kālakūṭamapibat mūḍho mṛḍānīpatiḥ) Gīt.12.

See also (synonyms): mṛḍānī, mṛḍī.

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Mṛdā (मृदा).—See मृद् (mṛd).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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