Mudrapancaka, Mudrāpañcaka, Mudra-pancaka: 2 definitions


Mudrapancaka 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 Mudrapanchaka.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Mudrāpañcaka (मुद्रापञ्चक) (Cf. Pañcamudrā) refers to the “five insignias”, according to the Kulapañcāśikā, an unpublished text attributed to Matsyendranātha teaching secrecy.—Accordingly, “O goddess, one who has matted hair, (or a) shaved head, is covered in ashes and, adorned with the five insignias [i.e., mudrāpañcaka-bhūṣita], observes (the ascetic’s) vow and conduct, one who practices ritual intercourse and is dedicated to drinking as Kaulas do (vīrapāna) within my body is, O Maheśvarī, one who knows (the teachings of the) Kula and is fit by virtue of each one of these (practices) for union (with the Yoginīs). Endowed with right knowledge, O goddess, he unites (with the Yoginīs) in (each) sacred seat, field and village, if he is dedicated to the wisdom of (his) teacher”.

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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»] — Mudrapancaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mudrāpaṃcaka (ಮುದ್ರಾಪಂಚಕ):—[noun] (pl.) five articles – an alms-vessel, a container for sacred ash, a bundle of old clothes, a stick and a water jug, to be carried by a person taken Vīraśaiva monkhood.

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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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