Valimukha, Valīmukha, Vali-mukha: 6 definitions

Introduction

Valimukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Valīmukha (वलीमुख).—A famous monkey in the army of Śrī Rāma. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Sarga 4, Verse 52).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Valīmukha (वलीमुख) is the name of a monkey-king, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 63. Accordingly, “... there lived in a forest of uḍumbaras, on the shore of the sea, a king of monkeys, named Valīmukha, who had strayed from his troop. While he was eating an uḍumbara fruit, it fell from his hand, and was devoured by a porpoise that lived in the water of the sea...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Valīmukha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

valīmukha : (m.) a monkey; the wrinkled faced.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valimukha (वलिमुख) or Valīmukha (वलीमुख).—a monkey; (vaktram) उन्नम्य चुम्बति वलीवदनः प्रियायाः (unnamya cumbati valīvadanaḥ priyāyāḥ) Māl.9.31.

Derivable forms: valimukhaḥ (वलिमुखः), valīmukhaḥ (वलीमुखः).

Valimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vali and mukha (मुख). See also (synonyms): valivadana.

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Valimukha (वलिमुख) or Valīmukha (वलीमुख).—the sixth change which takes place in warm milk when mixed with butter-milk (taka).

Derivable forms: valimukham (वलिमुखम्), valīmukham (वलीमुखम्).

Valimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vali and mukha (मुख).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Valīmukha (वलीमुख).—[masculine] ape (lit. having a wrinkled face).

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

1) Valimukha (वलिमुख):—[=vali-mukha] [from vali > val] m. ‘having a wrinkled face’, a monkey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Valīmukha (वलीमुख):—[=valī-mukha] [from valī > val] m. = vali-m, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a monkey, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the sixth change which takes place in warm milk when mixed with Takra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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