Mushtiyuddha, Muṣṭiyuddha, Mushti-yuddha: 3 definitions


Mushtiyuddha 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 Muṣṭiyuddha can be transliterated into English as Mustiyuddha or Mushtiyuddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Source: Journal of multidisciplinary studies in archaeology: Wrestling in Indian Literature

Muṣṭiyuddha (मुष्टियुद्ध, “boxing”).—The Vedic texts give stray references of Boxing or muṣṭi-yuddha. The Vedic texts mention that the enemies were defeated by blows of the fists. There are references that “of all the warriors the brave boxer is the chief”. Another reference says, “Let the brave boxer fighter among the vegetarians proceed to the big and strong cities for victory”.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey

Muṣṭiyuddha (मुष्टियुद्ध) refers to a traditional form of boxing, defined according to ancient Indian martial arts (dhanurveda).—Varanasi was known since ancient times as a centre for wrestling and muṣṭiyuddha, a traditional form of boxing.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Muṣṭiyuddha (मुष्टियुद्ध).—a pugilistic encounter, boxing.

Derivable forms: muṣṭiyuddham (मुष्टियुद्धम्).

Muṣṭiyuddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muṣṭi and yuddha (युद्ध).

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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. 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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