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Simhamukha, aka: Simha-mukha, Siṃhamukha; 2 Definition(s)

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Simhamukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Siṃhamukha (सिंहमुख) refers to a kind of weapon (lion-mouth-shaped missile). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

about this context:

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.

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Siṃhamukha (सिंहमुख).—One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Siṃha-mukha (lion-face): the tips of the middle and third fingersare applied to the thumb, the rest extended. Usage: coral, pearl, fragrance, stroking the hair, a drop of water, salvation (mokṣa) when placed on the heart, homa, hare, elephant, waving kusa grass, lotus garland, lion-face, testing the preparationof medicine.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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