Mudrarakshasa, Mudrārākṣasa, Mudra-rakshasa: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Mudrārākṣasa can be transliterated into English as Mudraraksasa or Mudrarakshasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस).—Name of a work written by Viśākhadeva;—The Mudrārākṣasa, a drama in seven acts, was composed about the seventh century A.D. The work deals with the events that took place during the year immediately after the complete defeat of the Nandas and the consequent installation of Candragupta Maurya, as an emperor by Cāṇakya.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस).—Name of a drama by Viśākha-datta.

Derivable forms: mudrārākṣasam (मुद्राराक्षसम्).

Mudrārākṣasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mudrā and rākṣasa (राक्षस).

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

Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस).—[neuter] Rākṣasa (a minister) and the seal-ring, T. of a drama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka, by Viśākhadatta. [Mackenzie Collection] 110. Io. 602. 1853. W. p. 162. Oxf. 143^b. 144^a. Paris. (B 117). K. 72. B. 2, 122. Bik. 252. Kāṭm. 7 (and—[commentary]). Rādh. 23 (and—[commentary]). Burnell. 171^a. Poona. 216. Oppert. 1544. 1545. 2672. 3341. 3459. 4669. 4822. Ii, 594. 840. 2348. 2611. 3353. 5122. 5348. 5869. 5989. 6382. 6685. 6942. 7030. 7428. 7969. 8320. 8573. 8922. 9192. 10411. Rice. 262. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] Rādh. 46. Oppert. 2959. 3460.
—[commentary] by Ḍhuṇḍhirāja Vyāsa Yajvan, composed for king Shahji of Tanjore in 1714. L. 3008. K. 72. Burnell. 171^a. Oppert. Ii, 5870. 6382. 8321. Rice. 262. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] by Maheśvara. Peters. 3, 395.
—[commentary] Mudrārākṣasaprakāśa by Vaṭeśvara. Io. 827. Oxf. 144^a. L. 2484. K. 72. Mudrārākṣasanāṭakachāyā. Poona. 217.

2) Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस):—nāṭaka, by Viśākhadatta. Fl. 448. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 70. Io. 602. 1238. 1853. Oudh. Xx, 60. Rgb. 452. Stein 78.
—[commentary] by Graheśvara. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 70.
—[commentary] by Ḍhuṇḍhirāja Vyāsa Yajvan. Bl. 84. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 70. Prākṛtachāyā by Keśavopādhyāya. Rgb. 453.

3) Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस):—nāṭaka, by Viśākhadatta. Ulwar 1018.

4) Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस):—nāṭaka by Viśākhadatta. Ak 547. 548. As p. 151 (2 Mss.). Bc 103. Bd. 440. Cu. Add. 1600. Hz. 1142. Io. 602. 1148. 1238. 1853. 2574. No. 4169. Peters. 5, 431. C. by Abhirāma. Bc 80 A. C. by Graheśvara, son of Siddheśvara, grandson of Rāma Śarman. Io. 827. This C. differs from that of Vaṭeśvara. C. by Dhuṇḍhirāja Vyāsa. Ak 548. Bd. 440. Hz. 1143 (aṅka 1). Peters. 5, 431.

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

Mudrārākṣasa (मुद्राराक्षस):—[=mudrā-rākṣasa] [from mudrā] n. ‘Rākṣasa (Name of a minister) and the seal-ring’, Name of a celebrated drama by Viśākha-datta

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Mudrarakshasa in German

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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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