Mukana, Mūkana, Mukaṇa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Mukana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Mūkana (मूकन) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Mūkana is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Bijjora; with the female world-guardian (lokapālinī) named Rākṣasī; with a female serpent (nāginī) and with a female cloud (meghinī).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mukaṇa (मुकण).—n (mukā & kaṇa) A shrunken and light grain of any dvidaḷa or pulse: also a quantity of such grains. 2 In some parts mukaṇa is Hard or unsolved grains after steeping or boiling.

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mukaṇā (मुकणा).—m (mukā & dāṇā) A grain (of any pulse) not softened after steeping or boiling.

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mukaṇā (मुकणा).—a That remains hard and unpuffed after soaking (in preparation for lāhyā)--a corn or grain. 2 Sullen, close, gloomily reserved.

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mukāṇā (मुकाणा).—m (mukā & dāṇā. A dumb or blind grain.) A grain (of corn or pulse generally) remaining hard and unaffected amongst grains puffed by steeping; a grain which will not swell and make lāhī: also a quantity of such grains.

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

mukaṇa (मुकण).—n A shrunken and light grain of any dvidala or pulse.

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mukaṇā (मुकणा).—a That remains hard after soak- ing. Sullen, close, gloomily reserved.

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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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