Simhamukha, aka: Simha-mukha, Siṃhamukha; 3 Definition(s)
Simhamukha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
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)
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).
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
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Siṃhamukha (सिंहमुख) is the name of a ‘river mouth’ (mukha) into which the lake Anavatapta flows from its northern corner, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). Accordingly, At the northern boundaries (of Jambudvīpa), in the Snowy Mountains (Himavat), there is lake called Anavatapta. At the four corners of the lake there are four mouths from which the water flows out: at the north, the Lion’s Mouth (Che tseu t’eou = siṃhamukha). In the north, the Lion’s Mouth empties into the Sseu t’o (Sītā). Its bed also consists of golden sand (suvarānavālukā). The Sītā comes from the mountain in the north and empties into the northern ocean (uttarasamudra).(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Simhamukha, Simha-mukha or Siṃhamukha. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Plate XIII - Combined Hands < [Plates]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Melaperumballam < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Bronze, group 3: Age of Parantaka I (a.d. 907 - 950) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Sitibeta < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruvalisvaram < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 1.7: Explanation of the parable ‘as numerous as the sands of the Ganges’ < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
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