Murtimat, Murtiman, Mūrtimat, Mūrtimān: 4 definitions


Murtimat 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mūrtimat (मूर्तिमत्) refers to “having form”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “ Akula is (the reality) that should be understood and, O lady of good vows, Kaula comes from Kula. (Although) formless (amūrti), one should meditate on it as having form (mūrtimat) (because) its pure cognitive state cannot be perceived. Akula is the supreme principle. Śakti, which is five-fold, is Kula. While, (one could say) simply that its permutated (phenomenal) state is (the reality called) Kaula of those who maintain the tradition”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mūrtimat (मूर्तिमत्) refers to “one’s body”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing their words, lord Śiva was delighted. The lord, the ocean of mercy, glanced compassionately. Thanks to the nectarine glance of the Trident-bearing lord, Kāma came out of the ashes, a comely wonder-inspiring body [mūrtimatmūrtimān] with splendid dress and features. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūrtimat (मूर्तिमत्).—a.

1) Material, corporeal.

2) Embodied, incarnate, personified; शकुन्तला मूर्तिमती च सत्क्रिया (śakuntalā mūrtimatī ca satkriyā) Ś.5. 15; तव मूर्तिमानिव महोत्सवः करः (tava mūrtimāniva mahotsavaḥ karaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 1.18; R.12.64; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.9.

3) Hard, solid. -m. The body.

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

Mūrtimat (मूर्तिमत्):—[=mūrti-mat] [from mūrti > mūrch] mfn. having a material form (ifc. = formed of), corporeal, incarnate, personified, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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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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