Munipungava, Munipuṅgava, Munipumgava, Munipuṃgava, Muni-pungava: 6 definitions


Munipungava means something in 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Munipungava in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Munipuṅgava (मुनिपुङ्गव) refers to the “most eminent sages”, according to the Yogatārāvalī: a short Yoga text of twenty-nine verses presenting Haṭhayoga as the means to Rājayoga (i.e., Samādhi).—Accordingly, while describing the no-mind state: “We see the Amanaska Mudrā manifesting in [those] most eminent sages (munipuṅgava) because [their] breathing has disappeared, [their] bodies are firm and [their] lotus-eyes are half closed”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Munipungava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Munipuṅgava (मुनिपुङ्गव).—a great or eminent sage.

Derivable forms: munipuṅgavaḥ (मुनिपुङ्गवः).

Munipuṅgava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muni and puṅgava (पुङ्गव).

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

Munipuṅgava (मुनिपुङ्गव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A pre-eminent sage. E. muni a sage, and puṅgava, (in composition) pre-eminent.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Munipuṃgava (मुनिपुंगव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kaumāravyākaraṇa q. v.

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

Munipuṃgava (मुनिपुंगव):—[=muni-puṃgava] [from muni] m. an eminent sage, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Munipungava 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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