Yantramukta, Yantra-mukta: 3 definitions


Yantramukta 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Exotic India: Nitiprakasika of Vaisampayana (A Critical Edition)

1) Yantramukta (यन्त्रमुक्त) are the weapons to be released with machines, such as śataghnī. (see Vasiṣṭha-dhanurveda)

2) Yantramukta (यन्त्रमुक्त) are the weapons such as the projectiles, bow-arrows and others. (see Agnipurāṇa 249.2)

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yantramukta (यन्त्रमुक्त).—a kind of weapon.

Derivable forms: yantramuktam (यन्त्रमुक्तम्).

Yantramukta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yantra and mukta (मुक्त).

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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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