Mukhacumbana, Mukha-cumbana, Mukhacuṃbana: 1 definition


Mukhacumbana 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 Mukhachumbana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mukhacumbana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mukhacuṃbana (मुखचुंबन) refers to “kissing” (someone’s face), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O Nārada, on seeing their beloved son Kumāra, the lordly couple Śiva and Pārvatī rejoiced much. The great lord got up, kissed him on the head with joy, stroked him with the hand and placed him on his lap. With great affection, the highly delighted Śiva kissed the face (mukhacuṃbana) of Kumāra, the great lord and the slayer of Tāraka. [...]”.

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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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