Mundi, aka: Muṇḍī, Muṇḍi; 4 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Muṇḍī (मुण्डी, “bald”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Kapāla (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā. The names of these nine Dūtīs seem to express their involvement in yogic practices.(Source): Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
1a) Muṇḍi (मुण्डि).—A heretic; not fit for śrāddha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 40; 15. 42, 62.
1b) A name of Vighneśvara.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 70.
1c) One of the four sons of the 33rd kalpa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 59.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
muṇḍī (मुंडी).—f A plant, Sphœranthus Indicus.
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muṇḍī (मुंडी).—f (muṇḍa S) The head. 2 m (Because they shave their heads wholly, i.e. keep not the śēṇḍī or crown-lock). A contemptuous term for a gōsāvī or sannyāsī, shaveling, bald head. 2 Kings. ii. 23. 3 f pl A term in the arena or gymnasium for the shoulders and hips. Ex. cāra hī muṇḍyā cīta (kēlyā or jhālyā).(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
muṇḍī (मुंडी) [-ḍhī, -ढी].—f The head.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Search found 10 books and stories containing Mundi, Muṇḍī or Muṇḍi. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XXXVI - Description of the supreme deity parameswara < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LXI - On the identity of the world with infinite vacuity < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LXVII - Lecture on truth < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)