Mrityumara, aka: Mṛtyumāra, Mrityu-mara; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mrityumara means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Mṛtyumāra can be transliterated into English as Mrtyumara or Mrityumara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Mrityumara in Buddhism glossaries]

Mṛtyumāra (मृत्युमार) or simply Mṛtyu refers to “death as destroyer” and represents one of the four destroyers” (māra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 80). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., mṛtyu-māra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Relevant definitions

Search found 652 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Mara
Mara (मर).—Ved.1) Death.2) The earth.Derivable forms: maraḥ (मरः).--- OR --- Māra (मार).—[mṛ-gh...
Mrityu
Mṛtyu (मृत्यु) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as m...
Shishumara
1) Śiśumāra (शिशुमार).—A Ṛṣi. This Ṛṣi used to live in water in the form of a crocodile. There ...
Marakuta
mārakūṭa (मारकूट).—f Beating and buffeting.
Marasena
Mārasenā (मारसेना) refers to “Māra’s army” consisting of the inner and outer armies according t...
Ashvamara
Aśvamāra (अश्वमार).—m. 'horse-destroying', a kind of Oleander, Nerium Odorum Ait. (Mar. pāṃḍhar...
Mrityuvancana
Mṛtyuvañcana (मृत्युवञ्चन) refers to “cheating death” and is also known as Kālavañcana or Mṛtyu...
Mahamrityu
Mahāmṛtyu (महामृत्यु).—Name of Śiva. Derivable forms: mahāmṛtyuḥ (महामृत्युः).Mahāmṛtyu is a Sa...
Mara Sutta
Māra, (fr. mṛ, later Vedic, māra killing, destroying, bringing death, pestilence, cp. Lat. mors...
Mara Samyutta
Māra, (fr. mṛ, later Vedic, māra killing, destroying, bringing death, pestilence, cp. Lat. mors...
Devamara
Devamāra (देवमार) or simply Deva refers to “the destroyer-god Māra” and represents one of the f...
Durmara
Durmara (दुर्मर).—a hard or difficult death; Mb.14.61.9. Derivable forms: durmaram (दुर्मरम्).D...
Shabdaca Mara
śabdācā māra (शब्दाचा मार).—m (Beating with words.) Reproof, remonstrance, expostulation, anima...
Skandhamara
Skandhamāra (स्कन्धमार) or simply Skandha refers to “the components destroyer” and represents o...
Kleshamara
Kleśamāra (क्लेशमार) or simply Kleśa refers to “the defilements destroyer” and represents one o...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: