Muktaphala, aka: Mukta-phala, Muktāphala; 6 Definition(s)


Muktaphala 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Muktāphala (मुक्ताफल) refers to a pearl. It is recognized as one of the nine gems (navaratna) and corresponds to the Moon (Chandra).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Muktāphala (मुक्ताफल) is the name of an ancient king Śavara king, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 55. Accordingly, “... and some Śavaras, returning that way from hunting, saw that king [Kanakavarṣa] with auspicious marks lying asleep. And they immediately bound him and took him to their King Muktāphala, in order that he might serve as a victim”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Muktāphala, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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muktāphala (मुक्ताफल).—n (S) A pearl. 2 fig. Fine writing; a fine hand; caligraphy. 3 A custard apple, Annona squamosa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

muktāphala (मुक्ताफल).—n A pearl. Fig. Fine writing. A custard apple.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Muktāphala (मुक्ताफल).—

1) a pearl; अनेन पर्यासयताश्रुबिन्दून् मुक्ताफलस्थूलतमान् स्तनेषु (anena paryāsayatāśrubindūn muktāphalasthūlatamān staneṣu) R.6.28;16.62; Ku.1.6.

2) a kind of flower.

3) the custard-apple.

4) camphor.

5) Name of a work on Bhakti by Bopadeva; चतुरेण चतुर्वर्ग- चिन्तामणिवणिज्यया । हेमाद्रिर्बोपदेवेन मुक्ताफलमचीकरत् (catureṇa caturvarga- cintāmaṇivaṇijyayā | hemādrirbopadevena muktāphalamacīkarat) ||

Derivable forms: muktāphalam (मुक्ताफलम्).

Muktāphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muktā and phala (फल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Muktāphala (मुक्ताफल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. Camphor. 2. A pearl. 3. A sort of fruit, the custardapple. “noyāḍa” E. muktā a pearl, phala fruit, comparable to a pearl in whiteness.

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