Mrinmaya, Mrid-maya, Mṛṇmaya, Mṛnmaya, Mrimaya: 14 definitions


Mrinmaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Mṛṇmaya and Mṛnmaya can be transliterated into English as Mrnmaya or Mrinmaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Mranmay.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mrinmaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय) or simply Mṛd refers to “earthen” (made of earth), representing the material of the liṅga of Brahmins and their wives, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12, where the Devas and Viṣṇu requested Viśvakarman for liṅgas for the achievement of the desires of all people:—“[...] at our bidding Viśvakarmā made liṅgas and gave them to the devas according to their status. [...] Great Brahmins and their wives chose liṅgas of earth (Mṛṇmaya-liṅga). Maya took a liṅga of sandalwood and Śeṣa nāga took a coral-made liṅga. [...] Thus different kinds of liṅgas were given to them by Viśvakarmā which the devas and the celestial sages worship regularly. After giving the devas the various liṅgas from a desire for their benefit, Viṣṇu explained the mode of worship of Śiva to me, Brahmā”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय) or Mṛtpātra refers to a “earthen vessel/utensil” (used for food) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different metallic vessels are described in the text. The vessels/utensils that are made of earth (mṛṇmaya) have the following dietetic effects: śrīnivāraṇa (removes affluence).

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय) refers to “made of clay”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] Alternatively, if [someone] scratches his [right?] hand, it is understood that there is an extraneous thing, i.e. a skull or [a bowl] made of clay (mṛnmaya) [at a depth] just up to the buttocks [underground]. The wise man [i.e. officiant] should remove it. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mṛnmaya (मृन्मय).—a S Composed or consisting of earth, earthen.

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

mṛnmaya (मृन्मय).—a Composed of earth, earthen.

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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

Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय) or Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय).—a. Earthen; स मृण्मये वीतहिरण्मयत्वात् पात्रे निधायार्घ्यमनर्घशीलः (sa mṛṇmaye vītahiraṇmayatvāt pātre nidhāyārghyamanarghaśīlaḥ) R.5.2.

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

Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Made of earth or clay, (as procelain, &c.) E. mṛta, mayaṭ aff.; also mṛnmaya .

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

Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय).—and better mṛnmaya mṛnmaya ([Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 122), i. e. mṛd + maya, adj., f. , Made of earth or clay, earthen, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 216, 18.

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Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय).—see mṛṇmaya.

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

Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय).—[feminine] ī made of earth, [with] gṛha the grave; [substantive] an earthenware vessel.

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

1) Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय):—[=mṛṇ-maya] [wrong reading] for mṛn-m, [column]3.

2) Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय):—[=mṛn-maya] [from mṛn > mṛd] a mf(ī)n. made of earth or clay, earthen, [Ṛg-veda etc., etc.] (with gṛha n. the grave; with or [scilicet] pātra, an earthenware vessel).

3) [=mṛn-maya] b mṛl-loṣṭa See p. 830, col. 3.

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

Mṛnmaya (मृन्मय):—[mṛnma+ya] (yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) a. Earthen.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mrinmaya 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

[«previous next»] — Mrinmaya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mṛṇmaya (मृण्मय) [Also spelled mranmay]:—(a) earthly, clayey; hence ~[] (nf).

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