Murali: 13 definitions
Murali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Murli.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Flute Playing Lord"Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Muralī (मुरली) refers to:—One of Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s flutes that is thirty-six inches long, has four holes on its body and a mouthpiece at the end, and produces a very enchanting sound. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Murali or Venu refers to a type of musical instrument, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Murali or Venu is a flute made, as its name indicates, from a thin and hollow bamboo. In a piece of bamboo, suitably chosen, holes are bored in proper places. By blowing in the hole which is near the closed end and stopping one or more of the other holes with the fingers as required, music of a very high standard of perfection is often elicited from this simple instrument.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Gitashastra (science of music)Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)
Muralī (मुरली) refers to a musical instrument classified as Suṣira (“those instruments which are filled with holes (and is hollow from inside)”) which represents one of the four kinds of Instrumental Music, produced by an instrument (ātodya), according to the Saṃgītaratnākara.—The suṣira kind of instrument is also known as wind instrument. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, instruments like flute etc. fall under the group of suṣira kind of instrument. In the Saṃgītaratnākara, different kinds of wind instruments are mentioned, e.g., muralī.
Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
muralī (मुरली).—f (S & H) A flute. 2 C The instrument commonly called iḷī.
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muraḷī (मुरळी).—f A female dedicated to the god khaṇḍōbā. 2 C The instrument commonly called iḷī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
muralī (मुरली).—f A flute.
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muraḷī (मुरळी).—f A female dedicated to the god khaṇḍōbā.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Muralī (मुरली).—A flute, pipe.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Murali (मुरलि).—f. (-lī) A flute, a pipe. E. mura surrounding, lā to get or have, affs. ka and ṅīṣ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Muralī (मुरली).—f. A flute.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Muralī (मुरली):—[from murala] a f. See below.
2) [from murala] b f. a flute, pipe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Muralī (मुरली):—(lī) 3. f. A flute or pipe.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Muralī (मुरली) [Also spelled murli]:—(nf) flute, pipe; ~[dhara] a flute-player, piper; an epithet of Lord Krishna ~[manohara] Lord Krishna.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Murali (ಮುರಲಿ):—[noun] a musical wind instrument consisting of a tube with a series of fingerholes along its length, played, holding it transversely, by blowing the wind through a whole near the closed end; a flute.
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Muraḷi (ಮುರಳಿ):—[noun] = ಮುರಲಿ [murali].
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Muraḷi (ಮುರಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of grass.
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Murāli (ಮುರಾಲಿ):—[noun] a kind of ornament for an elephant.
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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Ends with: Kamurali.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.20.28 < [Chapter 20 - The Liberation of Ṛbhu Muni During the Rāsa-dance Festival]
Verse 5.4.3 < [Chapter 4 - The Journey to Śrī Mathurā]
Verse 2.21.5 < [Chapter 21 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.365 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.4.248 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.1.367 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Annadatri-carita (study) (by Sarannya V.)
4. Epoch of Uthiyan < [Chapter 2 - Depiction of King Utiyan Ceralatan in History and Literature]
5. The Grand feast in Sangam Literature < [Chapter 1 - The Myth of Grand Feast]
1. The Chera Dynasty (Introducion) < [Chapter 2 - Depiction of King Utiyan Ceralatan in History and Literature]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.12.216 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 1.12.218 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 3.7.116 < [Chapter 7 - Pastimes in Śrī Gadādhara’s Garden]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)