Muktajala, Muktājāla, Mukta-jala: 4 definitions

Introduction

Muktajala 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Muktājāla (मुक्ताजाल) refers to a “pearl-net” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for the head (śiras) to be worn by females, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Muktājāla is composed of the Sanskrit words mukta (pearl) and jāla (net, snare). Such ornaments for females should be used in cases of human females and celestial beings (gods and goddesses).

Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., muktājāla) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

muktājāla (मुक्ताजाल).—n (S) A head-ornament of females consisting of numerous pearls. 2 A cluster of pearls.

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

muktājāla (मुक्ताजाल).—f A pearl. muktājāla n A head orna- ment of females consisting of the numerous pearls. A cluster of pearls.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Muktājāla (मुक्ताजाल).—a string or zone of pearls; मुक्ताजालं चिरपरिचितं त्याजितो दैवगत्या (muktājālaṃ ciraparicitaṃ tyājito daivagatyā) Me.98.

Derivable forms: muktājālam (मुक्ताजालम्).

Muktājāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muktā and jāla (जाल).

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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. 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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