Mukuta, Mukuṭa, Mukuṭā: 14 definitions


Mukuta 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.

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Mukuṭa (मुकुट) refers to a “crown” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for the head (śiras) to be worn by males, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. It is to be worn on the top of the head. Such ornaments for males should be used in cases of gods and kings.

Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., mukuṭa) 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—A Kṣatriya family. It was in this family that the wicked King Vigāhana was born. (Śloka 16, Chapter 74, Udyoga Parva).

2) Mukuṭā (मुकुटा).—A follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Śloka 23, Chapter 46. Śalya Parva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mukuṭa (मुकुट) refers to a “coronet”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.25. Accordingly as Rāma narrated to Satī:—“[...] [Śiva] invited Indra and other gods, the Siddhas, Gandharvas, Nāgas, Upadeśas and Āgamas, Brahmā with his sons, the sages and the celestial goddesses and nymphs who came there with various articles. [...] In an auspicious hour, the great lord made Viṣṇu sit on the exquisite throne and delightedly decorated him in every way. A beautiful coronet (mukuṭa) was fixed on Viṣṇu and the auspicious holy thread was tied to his waist. He was then coronated by lord Śiva in the Cosmic Hall”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—A tīrtha sacred to Satyavādinī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 50.

1b) A hill, west of the Śitoda;1 residence of the Pannagas.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 28.
  • 2) Ib. 39. 62; 42. 52.

2) Mukuṭā (मुकुटा).—A river from Ṛṣyavān.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 26.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Mukuṭa (मुकुट) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.72.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mukuṭa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Mukuṭā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.23).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Mukuṭa (मुकुट)—Sanskrit term corresponding to the english “crown”.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mukuṭa (मुकुट).—m (S) A crest, a diadem, a tiara.

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

mukuṭa (मुकुट).—m A crest, a diadem.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—

1) A crown, tiara, diadem; मुकुटरत्नमरीचिभिरस्पृशत् (mukuṭaratnamarīcibhiraspṛśat) R.9.13. [मुकुट (mukuṭa) is crescent-shaped, the किरीट (kirīṭa) is pointed and the मौलि (mauli) has three points.]

2) A crest.

3) A peak, point.

Derivable forms: mukuṭam (मुकुटम्).

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

Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—n.

(-ṭaṃ) A crest, a diadem, a tiara. f. (-ṭī) Snapping the fingers. E. maki to adorn, aff. uṭa, and u substituted for the radical vowel, form irr.; also makuṭa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—I. n. A crest, a diadem, [Pañcatantra] 3, 10. Ii. (vb. 2. muc, cf. mucuṭī), f. ṭī, Snapping the fingers.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mukuṭa (मुकुट).—[masculine] diadem, crown; p. ṭin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mukuṭa (मुकुट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—abridged from Rāyamukuṭa Oxf. 182^b.

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

1) Mukuṭa (मुकुट):—mn. (ifc. f(ā). ) a tiara, diadem, crown (said to be crescent-shaped; the kirīt, a being pointed, and the mauli having three points), [Inscriptions; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) a crest, point, head (See trim)

3) Name of an author (= rāya-m), [Catalogue(s)]

4) Pl. Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]

5) Mukuṭā (मुकुटा):—[from mukuṭa] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

6) Mukuṭa (मुकुट):—n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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