Munivara, Muni-vara: 5 definitions
Munivara 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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Munivara (मुनिवर) refers to one of the various Ṛṣis (sages) and Mahārṣis (great sages) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Munivara).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Munivara (मुनिवर).—m. the chief of the ascetics, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 30.
Munivara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muni and vara (वर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Munivara (मुनिवर).—[masculine] the best of the Munis, [Epithet] of Vasiṣṭha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Munivara (मुनिवर):—[=muni-vara] [from muni] m. the best of M°s or sages, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Vasiṣṭha (as one of the stars of the Great Bear), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
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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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.5.90 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.6.22 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.6.27 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)