Mudanvita, Mudānvita: 4 definitions


Mudanvita 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mudanvita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mudānvita (मुदान्वित) means “delighted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, after (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“O dear, even as the gods were watching, Śiva, the mother of the universe, vanished after saying this and returned immediately to her world. After making obeisance to the direction in which she went, the delighted [i.e., mudānvita] Viṣṇu and others, sages and the gods, returned to their abodes. O excellent sages, thus I have narrated to you the auspicious narrative of the goddess Durgā. It is always pleasing to men and it bestows worldly pleasures and salvation. Whoever hears or recites this with concentration, reads or teaches this, will obtain the fruits of all desires”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mudanvita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mudānvita (मुदान्वित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Pleased, happy. E. mudā and anvita possessed of.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mudānvita (मुदान्वित):—[from mudā > mud] (dānv) mfn. filled with joy, pleased, delighted, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Mudānvita (मुदान्वित):—[mudā+nvita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Pleased, happy.

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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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