Mucakunda: 4 definitions
Mucakunda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Muchakunda.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of a tree (Pterospermum Suberifolium).
2) Name of an ancient king, son of Māndhātṛ. [For having assisted the gods in their wars with the demons he got, as a reward, the boon of long and unbroken sleep. The gods also decreed that whosoever dared to interrupt his sleep should be burnt to ashes. When Kṛṣṇa wanted to kill the mighty Kālayavana, he cunningly decoyed him to the cave of Muchukunda, and on his entering it, he was burnt down by the fire which emanated from the king's eye.]
Derivable forms: mucakundaḥ (मुचकुन्दः).
See also (synonyms): mucukunda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mucakunda (मुचकुन्द) or Mucukunda.—m.
(-ndaḥ) A tree, (Pterospermum salicifolium.)
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Starts with: Mucakundaprasadaka.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Mucakunda; (plurals include: Mucakundas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Description of the Land of Utkala < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Bhāratavarṣa: Its Rivers and Regions < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 38 - The Sons of Yadu and Their Conquests < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 58 - Account of Kalayavana < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)