Mukhavasa, Mukhavāsa, Mukha-vasa: 7 definitions


Mukhavasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Mukhavāsa (मुखवास) or Tāmbūla refers to “betel leaves, nuts and other mouth fresheners” and represents one of the various upacāras (offerings), in pūjā (ritual worship), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—Pūjā consists of offering hospitality, in the form of water to wash the feet, to drink, water for ablutions, offering a bath, new clothes, fragrant unguents, fragrant flowers and ornaments, food and so on. Each step in the pūjā process is called “saṃskāra” and each offering is called “upacāra” [viz., Mukhavāsa].

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mukhavāsa (मुखवास).—m (S Mouth-scent.) A term for any thing eaten to sweeten the breath after a meal. Applied esp. to the Betel-leaf and Areca-nut.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mukhavāsa (मुखवास).—a perfume used to scent breath.

Derivable forms: mukhavāsaḥ (मुखवासः).

Mukhavāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mukha and vāsa (वास). See also (synonyms): mukhavāsana.

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

1) Mukhavāsa (मुखवास):—[=mukha-vāsa] [from mukha] m. ‘mouth-perfume’, a perf° used to scent the breath, [Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] intoxicating drink, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] fragrant grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Mukhavasa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mukhavāsa (ಮುಖವಾಸ):—

1) [noun] anything used for cleansing the mouth and teeth, and for gargling.

2) [noun] a piece of cloth tied as to cover the mouth (and nose).

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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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