Mundakopanishad, Mundaka Upanishad, Muṇḍakopaniṣad, Mundaka-upanishad: 8 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Muṇḍakopaniṣad can be transliterated into English as Mundakopanisad or Mundakopanishad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The Mundaka Upanishad is one of the earlier, "primary" (mukhya) Upanishads, a genre of Hindu scriptures commented upon by Shankara. It is associated with the Atharvaveda. It figures as number 5 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads. It is a Mantra-upanishad, i.e. it has the form of a Mantra. But, as the commentators observe, though it is written in verse, it is not, like other Mantras, to be used for sacrificial purposes.

Its only object is to teach the highest knowledge, the knowledge of Brahman, which cannot be obtained either by sacrifices or by worship (Upasana), but by such teaching only as is imparted in the Upanishad. With its beautiful style, lucid metres, serious wording, and lofty feelings each mantra of this Upanishad gives joyous reading.

etymology: Mundaka Upanishad (Sanskrit: मुण्डक उपनिषद्, Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad) or the Mundakopanishad (Sanskrit: मुण्डकोपनिषद्, Muṇḍakopaniṣad)

Source: Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad

The Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad belongs to the Atharva Veda and has three chapters, each of which has two sections. The name is derived from the root muṇḍ 'to shave,' as he that comprehends the teaching of the Upaniṣad is shaved or liberated from error and ignorance. The Upaniṣad states clearly the distinction between the higher knowledge of the Supreme Brahman and the lower knowledge of the empirical world. It is by this higher wisdom and not by sacrifices or worship that one can reach Brahman. Only the saṃnyāsin who has given up everything can obtain the highest knowledge.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्).—f. Name of an Upaniṣad of the Atharvaveda.

Muṇḍakopaniṣad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muṇḍaka and upaniṣad (उपनिषद्).

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

Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्).—[feminine] T. of an Upaniṣad.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Io. 269. 1095 A. 1686. 1726. 1878. 3182. W. p. 85. Oxf. 366^a. 390^b. 394^b. Khn. 20. B. 1, 120 (and—[commentary]). Report. Iii. Ben. 74. 86. Tu7b. 6. 8. Haug. 17. Pheh. 2. Rādh. 4 (and—[commentary]). Oudh. 1877, 4. Iv, 7. Ix, 2. Xiii, 16. Xv, 2. Xvi, 32. Burnell. 34^b. Bhr. 10. 487. 488. Poona. 29. 64. Oppert. 7211. 7260. 7364. Ii, 3235. 3523. 4448. 7111. 7427. 8513. 9191. 10346. Rice. 6. Peters. 3, 383.
—[commentary] NW. 278. Oppert. 1376. 3587. 8174. Ii, 3754. 4852.
—[commentary] Bhāṣya by Śaṅkarācārya. Io. 583. 1095 C. 1454. 1625 A. W. p. 86. Oxf. 366^a. Paris. (D 59 f). Khn. 20. K. 18. B. 1, 120. Tu7b. 6. NW. 270. 286. 292. 318. Oudh. Ix, 2. Xv, 2. Burnell. 35^a. Bhk. 7. Bhr. 226. 227. Poona. 29. Oppert. 8175. Ii, 3753. 8761. 9975. Rice. 58.
—[sub-commentary] Oppert. Ii, 10.
—[sub-commentary] by Ānandatīrtha. Io. 1454. Oxf. 366^a. L. 725. Bik. 96. Oudh. Ix, 2. Xiii, 18. Xiv, 8. Oppert. Ii, 4851. Sb. 374.
—[sub-commentary] by Abhinavanārāyendra Sarasvatī. B. 1, 120.
—[commentary] by Ānandatīrtha. L. 1372. Burnell. 100^a. Bhr. 670. Oppert. Ii, 6040. Rice. 48.
—[sub-commentary] by Vyāsatīrtha. Burnell. 100^a. Oppert. 3576. Ii, 6041. Rice. 48.
—[commentary] by Dāmodarācārya. Oudh. 1877, 4.
—[commentary] by Narahari. Bhr. 657.
—[commentary] by Bhaṭṭa Bhāskara (?). Oppert. Ii, 499. 603. 1238.
—[commentary] by Raṅgarāmānuja. Oudh. Xv, 2. Xvi, 32.
—[commentary] by Rāmānuja Muni. Oudh. 1877, 6.
—[commentary] Dīpikā by Nārāyaṇa. K. 18. B. 1, 120. Bhr. 233.
—by Śaṅkarānanda. Io. 1878. Oxf. 390^b. Burnell. 35^a. Muṇḍakopaniṣadāloka by Vijñānabhikṣu. L. 1813. Muṇḍakopaniṣatkhaṇḍārtha by Narasiṃha Yati. Burnell. 110^a.

Muṇḍakopaniṣad has the following synonyms: Ātharvaṇopaniṣad.

2) Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—Cs. 182. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 70. Oudh. Xxi, 26. Rgb. 17. Stein 135. Weber 2130.
—[commentary] Bhāṣya by Śaṅkarācārya. Cs. 182. Hz. 105. Oudh. Xxi, 26. Stein 135.
—[sub-commentary] by Ānandatīrtha. Cs. 182. Stein 35.
—[sub-commentary] by Abhinavanārāyaṇendra Sarasvatī. Oudh. Xxi, 26. Dīpikā by Nārāyaṇa. Stein 35.

3) Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—Ulwar 436-38. 452.
—[commentary] by Śaṅkarācārya. Ulwar 436-38 (with a ṭippaṇa).

4) Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—Av. As p. 5. 150. Bd. 36. Hz. 898. Peters. 5, 1. 42. Śg. 2, 48. Whish 16, 3. C. by Śaṅkarācārya. As p. 150 (2 Mss). Hz. 1007. 1081. 1386. Peters. 6, 37. Whish 23 a. C. Bhāṣyaṭippaṇa. As p. 150 (2 Mss.). Cc. by Ānandagiri. As p. 150. Cc. by Śivānanda Yati. Śg. 1, 17. Dīpikā by Nārāyaṇa. As p. 21.

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

Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—[from muṇḍaka > muṇḍ] f. Name of a well-known Upaniṣad of the Atharva-veda (called also Ātharvaṇôpaniṣad and said to take its former name from the word muṇḍa, because every one who comprehends its sacred doctrine is ‘shorn’, id est. liberated from all error, a similar idea being probably involved in the name of the Kṣurikopaniṣad or ‘Razor Upaniṣad’; cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 35, 39 etc.])

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—[(muṇḍaka + u)] f. Titel einer bekannten Upaniṣad. muṇḍakopaniṣaddīpikā f. Titel eines Commentars dazu [Oxforder Handschriften 390,b, No. 35.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्):—f. Titel einer Upaniṣad. tiṣaddīpikā f. und niṣaṅgāṣya n. Titel von Commentaren dazu [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.]

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