Munjakesha, Muñjakeśa, Munja-kesha: 8 definitions
Munjakesha 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.
The Sanskrit term Muñjakeśa can be transliterated into English as Munjakesa or Munjakesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश).—A Kṣatriya King of ancient Bhārata. He was the re-birth of an asura called Nicandra. (Śloka 21, Chapter 67, Ādi Parva). The Pāṇḍavas had sent an invitation to this King to participate in the great battle. (Śloka 14, Chapter 4, Udyoga Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश).—A disciple of Saindhava.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 54.
Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.26) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Muñjakeśa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश) is a pupil of Muni Vijitāsu, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly, as a friend said to Vinayavatī: “... this morning the hermit Vijitāsu said to his pupil Muñjakeśa: ‘Go and bring here quickly Tārāvalī and Raṅkumālin, for to-day will certainly take place the marriage of their daughter Vinayavatī to King Puṣkarākṣa’”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Muñjakeśa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an epithet of Śiva.
2) of Viṣṇu.
Derivable forms: muñjakeśaḥ (मुञ्जकेशः).
Muñjakeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muñja and keśa (केश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 70.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) 1. Vishnu. 2. Siva. E. muñja a sort of grass, and keśa hair.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Muñjakeśa (मुञ्जकेश):—[=muñja-keśa] [from muñja > muñj] m. ‘M°-haired’, Name of Viṣṇu (also -vat) or Śiva, [Mahābhārata; Pañcarātra]
2) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] of a teacher, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a disciple of Vijitāsu, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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