Munindra, Muni-indra, Munīndrā, Munimdra: 13 definitions


Munindra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Munindra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र) refers to an “excellent sage”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, after king Anaraṇya was advised: “On hearing the words of the wise, the king lamented again and again but ultimately offered his daughter fully bedecked in ornaments to the excellent sage (munīndra). O mountain, accepting and marrying the beautiful maiden Padmā, on a par with goddess Lakṣmī, in accordance with holy laws, the delighted sage returned to his abode. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र) refers to the “chief sage”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “In praise (of) Śrī Vajrasattva, highest universal guru, origin of all Buddhas, By various forms, removing darkness and fear, fixed resting on Meru. Dharma sustainer, chief sage (munīndra), most fortunate victor, Vajradhātu mandala, In one form with all bliss, innate bliss, embodied, the cause for liberation”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Munīndrā (मुनीन्द्रा).—name of a kiṃnara maid: Kāraṇḍavvūha 6.21.

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

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) 1. A superior Muni or sage. 2. A Budd'ha, a Baudd'ha sage or teacher. E. muni a sage, and indra chief.

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

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र).—[masculine] the chief of Munis, i.e. a great sage or ascetic.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Pāṣaṇḍamukhacapeṭikā q. v.

2) Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र):—son of Kavīndra, grandson of Harīndra, wrote in 1837: Māṃsamīmāṃsā.

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

1) Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र):—[from muni] m. ‘chief of Munis’, a great sage or ascetic (-tā f.), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Buddha or Jina, ([especially]) of Gautama B°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

4) [v.s. ...] of Bharata, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

7) Munīndrā (मुनीन्द्रा):—[from munīndra > muni] f. Name of a Kiṃ-narī, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

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

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र):—[munī+ndra] (ndraḥ) 1. m. A Buddha sage.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Munīndra (मुनीन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Muṇiṃda.

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Munindra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Munīṃdra (ಮುನೀಂದ್ರ):—[noun] a sage or ascetic of higher spiritual achievement.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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