Mudradhikara, Mudrādhikāra, Mudra-adhikara: 3 definitions


Mudradhikara 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

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[«previous next»] — Mudradhikara in Arthashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Mudrādhikāra (मुद्राधिकार, “stamp-bearer”) is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Mudrādhikāra). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mudradhikara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śarīranirṇaya (शरीरनिर्णय) refers to the “chapter concerning Mudrā”, according to the Kramasūtrādhikāra: an independent Kubjikā Tantra, forming part of a larger scriptural corpus of the Kubjikā’s cult.—Only two manuscripts of the Kramasūtrādhikāra have been recovered. It consists of just four chapters (paṭala). The colophons ascribe it to the “first descent of scripture” which, like the Siddhapañcāśikā, has come from the Island of the Moon. [...] The first chapter is called ‘concerning Mudrā’ (mudrādhikāra). Mudrā is the goddess Kubjikā ‘whose nature is consciousness’ and Kuṇḍalinī ‘who rises and falls’. She is described as the energy that unfolds into the Triangle of the Yoni and moves through the Wheels in the body.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mudradhikara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mudrādhikāra (ಮುದ್ರಾಧಿಕಾರ):—[noun] the prerogative of using the official seal or signet.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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