Mutra, aka: Mūtra; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mutra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Mūtra (मूत्र) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “urine”. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Mūtra (मूत्र) refers to “cow-urine”. It is one of the six products of the cow, used in the worshop of the liṅga (known as goṣaḍaṅgavidhi), according to the Śivadharmottarapurāṇa

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Mūtra (मूत्र, “urine”) (Pali Mutta) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., mūtra]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

mūtra (मूत्र).—n (S) Urine.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūtra (मूत्र).—Urine; नाप्सु मूत्रं समुत्सृजेत् (nāpsu mūtraṃ samutsṛjet) Ms.4.56; मूत्रं चकार (mūtraṃ cakāra) 'made water'.

Derivable forms: mūtram (मूत्रम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Relevant definitions

Search found 54 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Mutrashaya
Mūtrāśaya (मूत्राशय).—the lower belly. Derivable forms: mūtrāśayaḥ (मूत्राशयः).Mūtrāśaya is a S...
Gomutra
Gomūtra (गोमूत्र).—cow's urine. Derivable forms: gomūtram (गोमूत्रम्).Gomūtra is a Sanskrit com...
Mutramarga
Mūtramārga (मूत्रमार्ग).—the urethra. Derivable forms: mūtramārgaḥ (मूत्रमार्गः).Mūtramārga is ...
Mutrakshaya
Mūtrakṣaya (मूत्रक्षय).—insufficient secretion of urine. Derivable forms: mūtrakṣayaḥ (मूत्रक्ष...
Mutraputa
Mūtrapuṭa (मूत्रपुट).—the lower belly. Derivable forms: mūtrapuṭam (मूत्रपुटम्).Mūtrapuṭa is a ...
Mutraghata
Mūtrāghāta (मूत्राघात).—a urinary disease; जायन्ते कुपितैर्दोषैर्मूत्राघातास्रयोदश (jāyante kup...
Mutrashukra
Mūtraśukra (मूत्रशुक्र).—a disease in which semen is discharged along with urine. Derivable for...
Mutradosha
Mūtradoṣa (मूत्रदोष).—a urinary disease. Derivable forms: mūtradoṣaḥ (मूत्रदोषः).Mūtradoṣa is a...
Mutrakricchra
Mūtrakṛcchra (मूत्रकृच्छ्र).—painful discharge of urine, strangury; स्युर्मूत्र- कृच्छ्राणि नृण...
Mutragranthi
Mūtragranthi (मूत्रग्रन्थि).—a knot or induration on the neck of the bladder. Derivable forms: ...
Mutranirodha
Mūtranirodha (मूत्रनिरोध).—obstruction or retention of urine. Derivable forms: mūtranirodhaḥ (म...
Mutrapatana
Mūtrapatana (मूत्रपतन).—a civet-cat. Derivable forms: mūtrapatanaḥ (मूत्रपतनः).Mūtrapatana is a...
Mutrotsanga
Mūtrotsaṅga (मूत्रोत्सङ्ग).—see मूत्रसंग (mūtrasaṃga). Mūtrotsaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consi...
Mutrapurisha
Mūtrapurīṣa (मूत्रपुरीष).—urine and excrement; Ms.6.76;11.154. Derivable forms: mūtrapurīṣam (म...
Mutradashaka
Mūtradaśaka (मूत्रदशक).—the urines of an elephant, a buffalo, a camel, a cow, a she-goat, a she...

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