Muktamukta, Mukta-amukta, Muktāmukta: 4 definitions



Muktamukta 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Exotic India: Nitiprakasika of Vaisampayana (A Critical Edition)

Muktāmukta (मुक्तामुक्त) are the weapons which could be released or held in the hand as per the need such as the spear, the knife and others. (see Vasiṣṭha-dhanurveda)

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Rajadharma in the Mahabharata (dhanurveda)

Muktāmukta (मुक्तामुक्त) refers to the second class of weapons, according to the second chapter of the Nītiprakāśikā:—Muktāmukta are those which are thrown and notthrown, e.g. Cakra etc. The muktāmukta weapon is divided into ‘sopasaṃhāra’ and ‘upasaṃhāra’. And this sopasaṃhāra weaponis consisted of 44 specimens, and upasaṃhāra in 55 specimens.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Muktāmukta (मुक्तामुक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Loosed, and not loosed; applied especially to weapons which may be wielded or hurled, as a club, a javelin, etc. E. mukta loosed, amukta not loosed.

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

Muktāmukta (मुक्तामुक्त):—[from mukta > muc] mfn. hurled and not hurled (applied [especially] to weapons which may be wielded and hurled, as clubs and javelins etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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