Mugdha: 14 definitions


Mugdha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Mugdh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Mugdha (मुग्ध) or Mugdhanāyikā refers to a “tender, youthful, and young heroine”, of the Svakīya type and represents one of the three kinds of “heroines” (nāyikā) in a dramatic representation, according to the Abhinaya-sara-samputa, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikā). The heroine is called svakīya when she possesses good character and is upright. She is again classified into three types [viz., Mugdha-nāyikā].

The heroine of the Mugdha type is an adolescent and partly experienced. She possesses desire and shyness in equal measure and is intoxicated by her lover.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Mugdha (मुग्ध, “stunned”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., mugdha—stunned], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mugdha (मुग्ध).—a (S) Stupid, dull, doltish. 2 also mugdhā a ind Vague, ambiguous, indefinite: also undetermined or undecided--speech, an affair, a business.

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mugdhā (मुग्धा).—f S A female not arrived at puberty, a girl under sixteen years of age, a maid. See bālā & prauḍhā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mugdha (मुग्ध).—a Stupid, dull. Vague. mugdhā a Vague, ambiguous. f A maid.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mugdha (मुग्ध).—a. [muh-kta]

1) Stupefied, fainted.

2) Perplexed, infatuated.

3) Foolish, ignorant, silly, stupid; शशाङ्क केन मुग्धेन सुधांशुरिति भाषितः (śaśāṅka kena mugdhena sudhāṃśuriti bhāṣitaḥ) Bv.2.29; अयि मुग्धे काऽन्या चिन्ता प्रियासमागमस्य (ayi mugdhe kā'nyā cintā priyāsamāgamasya) V.3.

4) Simple, artless, innocent; अपूर्वकर्मचण्डालमयि मुग्धे विमुञ्च माम् (apūrvakarmacaṇḍālamayi mugdhe vimuñca mām) Uttararāmacarita 1.46; Māl. 7.1; दृष्टोत्साहश्चकितचकितो मुग्धसिद्धाङ्गनाभिः (dṛṣṭotsāhaścakitacakito mugdhasiddhāṅganābhiḥ) Meghadūta 14.

5) Erring, mistaken.

6) Attractive by youthful simplicity (not yet acquainted with love), child-like; (kaḥ) अयमाचरत्यविनयं मुग्धासु तपस्विकन्यासु (ayamācaratyavinayaṃ mugdhāsu tapasvikanyāsu) Ś.1.24; Uttararāmacarita 6.35; R.9.34.

7) (Hence) Beautiful, lovely, charming, pretty; हरिरिह मुग्धवधूनिकरे विलासिनि विलसति केलिपरे (haririha mugdhavadhūnikare vilāsini vilasati kelipare) Gītagovinda 1; Uttararāmacarita 3.5.

8) New (as the moon); मालतीनयनमुग्धचन्द्रमाः (mālatīnayanamugdhacandramāḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.21. (com. bālacandraḥ).

-gdhā A young girl attractive by her youthful simplicity, a pretty young maiden; (regarded as a variety of Nāyikā in poetic compositions); काचं मणिं काञ्चनमेकसूत्रे मुग्धा निबध्नन्ति किमत्र चित्रम् (kācaṃ maṇiṃ kāñcanamekasūtre mugdhā nibadhnanti kimatra citram) Udb.

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

Mugdha (मुग्ध).—mfn.

(-gdhaḥ-gdhā-gdhaṃ) 1. Lovely, beautiful. 2. Stupid, ignorant, an idiot, a fool. 3. Simple, silly. 4. Infatuated. f.

(-gdhā) A young and lovely female. E. muh to be foolish, aff. kta, deriv. irr.

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Mugdhā (मुग्धा).—f.

(-gdhā) A girl attractive by her artlessness, (in rhetoric.)

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

Mugdha (मुग्ध).—[adjective] stupefied, perplexed; gone astray, lost; foolish, silly; careless, innocent, charming, lovely.

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

1) Mugdha (मुग्ध):—a etc. See p. 825, col. 1.

2) [from muh] b mfn. gone astray, lost, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] perplexed, bewildered, [Atharva-veda; Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] foolish, ignorant, silly, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

5) [v.s. ...] inexperienced, simple, innocent, artless, attractive or charming (from youthfulness), lovely, beautiful, tender, young ([especially] ā f. a young and beautiful female, often in [vocative case]; also in [rhetoric] a variety of the Nāyikā), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) strikingly like, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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

Mugdha (मुग्ध):—[(gdhaḥ-gdhā-gdhaṃ) a.] Stupid, a fool; infatuated; beautiful.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mugdha (मुग्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gummia, Muḍḍha, Muddha, Muddhā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Mugdha (मुग्ध) [Also spelled mugdh]:—(a) infatuated; charmed, under a spell; attracted (towards); ~[kara/kārī] charming, that which casts a spell or causes infatuation, attractive.

2) Mugdhā (मुग्धा):—(a and nf) according to traditional Indian Poetics, a simple, innocent and artless heroine within whose person youth has just been ushered.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mugdha (ಮುಗ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] knowing no evil; without guile or cunning; artless; simple; innocent.

2) [adjective] having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; innocent.

3) [adjective] having little or no knowledge; ignorant.

4) [adjective] pretty; attractive by one’s simplicity.

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Mugdha (ಮುಗ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] lack of required knowledge; ignorance.

2) [noun] a man lacking required knowledge; an ignorant man.

3) [noun] that which is attractive by its simplicity.

4) [noun] a simple, artless, innocent man.

5) [noun] a man who is attracted, fascinated.

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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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