Mudhacetas, Mūḍhacetas, Mudha-cetas: 8 definitions


Mudhacetas 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 Mudhachetas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्) refers to “senseless”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “After thinking like this, the great Yogin, the goal of the good, surveyed all round, his suspicion having been aroused. He saw Kāma stationed on His left side with his bow fully drawn and ready to discharge the arrow. Kāma was haughty and so was very senseless [i.e., mūḍhacetas]. O Nārada, on seeing Kāma in that attitude, instantaneously anger was aroused in lord Śiva, the supreme soul. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mudhacetas in Shaivism glossary
Source: HAL: The function of the Vṛṣasārasaṃgraha in the Śivadharma corpus

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्) refers to “foolish people”, according to the Uttarottaramahāsaṃvāda (verse 6.1-2).—Accordingly, “Umā spoke:—Just as you taught me the cow as having the above characteristics, tell me quickly, O Jagatpati: what kind of a bull is Dharma? Īśvara spoke:—In this world, foolish people (mūḍhacetas) [mūḍhacetasaḥ] do not know that the four-legged Dharma is this bright mount of mine. ”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mudhacetas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्).—a. foolish, silly, ignorant; अवगच्छति मूढचेतनः प्रियनाशं हृदि शल्यमर्पितम् (avagacchati mūḍhacetanaḥ priyanāśaṃ hṛdi śalyamarpitam) R.8. 88.

Mūḍhacetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūḍha and cetas (चेतस्). See also (synonyms): mūḍhacetana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्).—mfn.

(-tāḥ-tā-taḥ) Insane, bewildered. E. mūḍha, and cetas mind.

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

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्).—[adjective] perplexed in mind.

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

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्):—[=mūḍha-cetas] [from mūḍha > muh] mfn. bewildered in mind, foolish, silly, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

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

Mūḍhacetas (मूढचेतस्):—[mūḍha-cetas] (tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) a. Bewildered, insane, infatuated.

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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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