Mushtikakathana, Muṣṭikākathana, Mushtika-kathana: 3 definitions


Mushtikakathana 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 Muṣṭikākathana can be transliterated into English as Mustikakathana or Mushtikakathana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

[«previous next»] — Mushtikakathana in Kamashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (kama)

Muṣṭikākathana (मुष्टिकाकथन) refers to “understanding of code words”.—Cf. Akṣaramuṣṭikākathana which refers to “writing and understanding of code words and words in particular way”, representing one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Muṣṭikākathana (मुष्टिकाकथन).—talking with the fingers.

Derivable forms: muṣṭikākathanam (मुष्टिकाकथनम्).

Muṣṭikākathana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muṣṭikā and kathana (कथन).

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

Muṣṭikākathana (मुष्टिकाकथन):—[=muṣṭikā-kathana] [from muṣṭikā > muṣ] n. talking with the fingers, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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