Murchita, Mūrchita: 9 definitions


Murchita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Murchhita.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Mūrchita (मूर्छित) refers to “passing out” and represents one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., mūrchita—passing out], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Mūrchita (मूर्छित) refers to the “reflection (of light from a mirror)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The moon (candra) is always below (nearer to the Earth than) the sun. It is spherical in shape. One half of it is always illumined by the light of the sun, while the other half is dark owing to its own shadow, just like a pot placed in the sun. The rays of the sun falling on the watery moon remove the darkness of the night (on Earth) just in the same way as light reflected [i.e., mūrchita] from a mirror (placed in the sun) removes the darkness (from) within a room”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Mūrchita (मूर्छित) or Sumūrchita refers to “being (completely) immersed (in the bliss of absorption)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] In two days and nights, the Yogin who is completely immersed (sumūrchita) in the bliss of absorption and free of volition, experiences taste even from afar. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mūrchita (मूर्छित).—ppp. (= Pali mucchita; in this sense not Sanskrit), infatuated (by desire or wordly things), after gra- thita or granthita, qq.v.: Divyāvadāna 534.19; Mahāvyutpatti 2195.

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

Mūrchita (मूर्छित).—[adjective] rigid, stiff, thick, strong, intensive, full of, mixed with (—°); roused, excited; stupefied, senseless; [neuter] a kind of song.

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

1) Mūrchita (मूर्छित):—[from mūrch] mfn. fainted, stupefied, insensible (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. calcined, solidified (said of quicksilver), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] intensified, augmented increased, grown, swollen (ifc. = filled or pervaded or mixed with), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] tall, lofty, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] reflected (as rays), [Varāha-mihira]

5) [v.s. ...] agitated, excited, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of song or air, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Mūrchita (मूर्छित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Mucchāvia, Mucchia.

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Murchita 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

Mūrchita (ಮೂರ್ಛಿತ):—[adjective] temporarily deprived of consciousness.

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Mūrchita (ಮೂರ್ಛಿತ):—[noun] a man who is temporarily deprived of consciousness.

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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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