Muhurtaka, Muhūrtaka: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Muhurtaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Muhūrtaka (मुहूर्तक).—The periods of 30 kalās.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 6.

1b) Sons of Muhūrtā and Dharma.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 5. 18. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 106.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Muhūrtaka (मुहूर्तक).—

1) An instant, a moment.

2) A period of 48 minutes.

Derivable forms: muhūrtakaḥ (मुहूर्तकः).

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

Muhūrtaka (मुहूर्तक).—[substantive] moment or hour (cf. [preceding]).

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

1) Muhūrtaka (मुहूर्तक):—[from muh] m. or n. (?) a moment, instant, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] an hour, [Pañcarātra]

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Muhurtaka 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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