Mucukunda: 13 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Muchukunda.

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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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 (e.g. 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.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mucukunda in Purana glossary
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: 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.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mucukunda in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द).—

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.]

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

Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—[(ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ)] 1. f. n. A tree (Pterospermum salicifolium).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—m.

1) Pterospermum suberifolium Willd. [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 143.] [Medinīkoṣa d. 52.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 142.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 17, 11. 79, 35.] [Suśruta 2, 106, 13.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines alten Fürsten (Muni [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha]) [Mahābhārata 2, 232. 3, 8507. 5, 4467. 4469. 12, 1810. fgg. 5464. fg. 13, 3689. 5663.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 7, 44.] eines Sohnes des Māndhātar, der sich als Lohn für die Hilfe, die er den Göttern bei Besiegung der Asura geleistet hatte, einen festen Schlaf erbeten hatte, aus dem ihn Niemand erwecken durfte. Als Kṛṣṇa erschien, liess er ihn durch Kālayavana wecken, wobei dieser das Leben verlor. [Medinīkoṣa] [Harivaṃśa 714. 6464. fgg.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 363. 566. fg. 569.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.9,6,38.] [Oxforder Handschriften 14,a,19. 268,a,35.] prasādaka Beiw. Kṛṣṇa’s [PAÑCAR. 4, 1, 21.] vinidramucakundaikabrahmāstrayuvanāśvahṛt (sic) desgl. [3, 145.] eines Sohnes des Yadu [Harivaṃśa 5206. 5211. 5218.] Vaters der Candrabhāgā [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1202.] Nomen proprium eines Dichters aus Kaśmīra [Oxforder Handschriften 150,b,34.] eines Daitya [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mucukunda (मुचुकुन्द):—m.

1) Pterospermum suberifolium [Rājan 10,105.] [Materia medica of the Hindus 123.] —

2) Nomen proprium — a) eines Daitya. — b) eines alten Fürsten , der sich von den Göttern einen festen Schlaf erbeten hatte , aus dem man ihn nicht erwecken durfte. — c) verschiedener anderer Männer. kavi [Bhojaprabandha 55,3.]

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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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