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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mucakunda (मुचकुन्द).—

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]

Mucakunda in German

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