Musalayudha, Musalāyudha, Musala-ayudha: 6 definitions


Musalayudha 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Musalayudha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Musalāyudha (मुसलायुध).—Is Baladeva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 35. 31.
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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

[«previous next»] — Musalayudha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Musalāyudha (मुसलायुध).—an epithet of Balarāma; उपस्पृश्य च तत्रैव प्रहृष्टो मुसलायुधः (upaspṛśya ca tatraiva prahṛṣṭo musalāyudhaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 9.36.2.

Derivable forms: musalāyudhaḥ (मुसलायुधः).

Musalāyudha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms musala and āyudha (आयुध).

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

Musalāyudha (मुसलायुध):—[from musala > mus] m. ‘club-armed’, Name of Bala-deva, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Musalayudha 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

[«previous next»] — Musalayudha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Musalāyudha (ಮುಸಲಾಯುಧ):—

1) [noun] a pestle-like war weapon.

2) [noun] a mace.

3) [noun] = ಮುಸಲಧರ [musaladhara].

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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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