Mundi, aka: Muṇḍī, Muṇḍi; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Mundi in Shaivism glossaries]

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
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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.

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[Mundi in Purana glossaries]

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Mundi in Marathi glossaries]

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
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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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