Mundaka, Muṇḍaka, Mundakā: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक).—A forest. During his exile Śrī Rāma entered this great forest of Muṇḍaka and paid homage to the sage Agastya. (Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Kamba Rāmāyaṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक).—One of Danu's sons.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 8.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Name of a tribe, mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
muṇḍaka : (m.) a shaveling; shaven-headed.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Muṇḍaka, =muṇḍa; cp. BSk. muṇḍaka Divy 13.—Sn. p. 80; Dh. 264 (=sīsa-muṇḍana-matta DhA. III, 391, qualification of a shaveling); VvA. 67 (°samaṇā, Dvandva).—aḍḍha° shaven over one half the head (sign of loss of freedom) Mhvs 6, 42.—kaṇṇa° “with blunt corners, ” N. of one of the 7 great lakes: see under kaṇṇa. —paṭisīsaka the chignon of a shaveling, in phrase: kāsāyaṃ nivāsetvā muṇḍaka-paṭisīsakaṃ sīse paṭimuñcitvā fastening the (imitation) top-knot of a shaveling to his head Miln. 90; cp. J. II, 197 (paccekabuddha-vesaṃ gaṇhitvā paṭisīsakaṃ paṭimuñcitvā), similarly J. V, 49. (Page 536)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A barber.
2) The trunk of a tree stripped of its top-branches, a pollard.
-kam The head.
Derivable forms: muṇḍakaḥ (मुण्डकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक).—adj., (1) (= Pali id.; compare muṇḍā, muṇ- ḍika) shaveling, pejorative epithet of Buddhist monks (with śramaṇaka, q.v. for citations; -ka contemptuous or imprecatory): Divyāvadāna 13.15; 39.26; 574.2; (2) f. °ikā, epithet of gaṇḍī, gong: Avadāna-śataka i.272.1; Feer funereal, for the dead (suggested by context; Feer cites Tibetan as mjug med pa = tail-less; could this mean without a cord?).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A barber. 2. The trunk of a tree stripped of its branches. n.
(-kaṃ) The head. E. muḍi to shave, aff. vun; or muṇḍa the head, kan pleonasm; or muḍi-ṇic ṇvul .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक).—[masculine] trunk or stem of a tree.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक):—[from muṇḍ] mfn. shaved, shorn, [Divyāvadāna]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the lopped trunk or stem of a tree, pollard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a shaver, barber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [from muṇḍ] n. the head, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of the chapters into which the Muṇḍakopaniṣad is divided.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mundakopanishad.
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Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.2.22 < [Adhikaraṇa 6 - Sūtras 22-24]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.2.23 < [Adhikaraṇa 6 - Sūtras 22-24]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.3.22 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 14-23]
Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter II, Section III, Adhikarana IX < [Section III]
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana XXI < [Section III]
Mundaka Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Verse 3.2.11 < [Mundaka III, Khanda II]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)