Mudavaha, Mudāvaha, Muda-avaha: 1 definition


Mudavaha 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mudāvahā (मुदावहा) refers to “that which bring about joy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “O dear one, hear the story of what happened thereafter. Out of love for me I shall recount Śiva’s sports that bring about joy [i.e., mudāvaha]. On seeing the dissipation of His courage, lord Śiva, the great Yogin, thought within Himself wondering much”.

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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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