Mucukunda: 12 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Muchukunda.
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (eg. Mucukunda) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.
The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—One of the three sons of Māndhātā (son of Yuvanāśva) and Bindumatī (daughter of Śaśabindu). He was a great mystic yogī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.38)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द).—A celebrated King of the Solar dynasty. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu—Brahmā—Marīci—Kaśyapa—Vivasvān—Vaivasvata Manu—Ikṣvāku—Śaśāda—Purañjaya (Kakutstha)-Anenas—Pṛthulāśva—Prasenajit—Yuvanāśva—Māndhātā—Mucukunda. (See full article at Story of Mucukunda from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द).—A son of Māndhāta of the Ikṣvāku line, and a yogin; knew the yoga power of Hari.1 Devoted to Brahman and truth. After his encounter with the Asuras on behalf of Indra, he wanted rest and the celestials allowed him to sleep undisturbed, adding that whoever disturbed him, would be burnt to death. So he slept in a cave where Kṛṣṇa led his Yavana foe (Kālayavana) who disturbing Mucukunda's sleep was burnt to death. Soon Kṛṣṇa appeared before him and informed him of his avatār and its purpose. Mucukunda's praise of Kṛṣṇa and request of union with Him. Kṛṣṇa replied that he had to undergo still one more birth as a dharmic Brahmana and then reach Him. Taking leave of the Lord, he saw the advent of Kali and entered Gandhamādana. He worshipped Hari in the Badarī āśrama by tapas.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 38; II. 7. 44; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 35; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 72.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 51 (whole); 52. 1-4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 23. 18-47; 24. 1-5.
1b) A Daitya in the Pātāla or 7th tala.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 42.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Muchukunda (मुचुकुंद): Muchukunda was a great sage who kills Kalayavan, the great Yavana warrior king in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mucukunda (मुचुकुंद).—m (S The name of an ancient king.) An appellative for a sleepyheaded fellow. 2 pop. muca- kunda m A tree, Pterospermum suberifolium. Grah.
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.
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: mucukundaḥ (मुचुकुन्दः).
See also (synonyms): mucakunda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द) or Mucakunda.—m.
(-ndaḥ) A tree, (Pterospermum salicifolium.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a poet from Kāśmīra. Mentioned in Bhojaprabandha. Oxf. 150^b.
2) Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—Reṇukāstotra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—m. Pterospermum Suberifolium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Name of a Daitya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) of an ancient king (or Muni), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
4) of a son of Māndhātṛ (who assisted the gods in their wars with the demons and was rewarded by the boon of a long and unbroken sleep), [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]
5) of a son of Yadu, [Harivaṃśa]
6) of the father of Candra-bhāga, [Catalogue(s)]
7) of a poet of Kāśmīra, [ib.]
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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Full-text (+7): Bindumati, Mucukundaprasadaka, Mucakunda, Mucukundakavi, Mucukundamoksha, Mucukundastuti, Shobhana, Kshatravriksha, Kalayavana, Renukastotra, Vriddhagargya, Caitrarathi, Mahishmati, Mandhata, Nayaka, Yavana, Purukutsa, Ambarisha, Badari, Rasatala.
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 51 - The Deliverance of Mucukunda < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 52 - Rukmini’s Message to Lord Krishna < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 6 - The Downfall of Saubhari Muni < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Pārśva’s initiation < [Chapter III - Birth, youth, initiation, and omniscience of Śrī Pārśva]
Part 6: Initiation of Ara < [Chapter II - Śrī Aranāthacaritra]
Part 6: Dharmanātha’s initiation < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - The Battle Between Suras and Tāraka < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - The Nirguṇatva of the Śiva Liṅga: The Manifestation of Bhavānī < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 28 - Preparations of Devas and Daityas for War < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 246 - Jarāsandha Defeated < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 60 - Ramā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 247 - Rukmiṇī’s Abduction < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)