མཐུ་

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མཐུ། (Wyl. mthu ) Pron.: tu

  • Skt. शक्तिः, śakti, Pron.: shakti. From Sanskrit: power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability | or | or | 'according to ability' | 'with all one's might' | 'according to the capability of one's property' | faculty, skill, capacity for, power over | or | effectiveness or efficacy (of a remedy) | regal power (consisting of three parts | personal pre-eminence | good counsel, and | energy | the energy or active power of a deity personified as his wife and worshipped by the Śākta | sect of Hindūs under various names (sometimes only three, sometimes eight Śakti goddesses are enumerated, as follow, Indrāṇī, Vaishṇavī, Śāntā, Brahmāṇī, Kaumārī, Nārasin6hī, Vārāhī, and Māheśvarī, but some substitute Cāmuṇḍā and Caṇḍikā for the third and sixth of these: according to another reckoning there are nine, viz. Vaishṇavī, Brahmāṇī, Raudrī, Māheśvarī, Nārasin6hī, Vārāhī, Indrāṇī, Kārttikī, and Pradhānā: others reckon fifty different forms of the Śakti of Vishṇu besides Lakshmī, some of these are Kīrtti, Kānti, Tushṭi, Pushṭā, Dhṛiti, Śānti, Kriyā, Dayā, Medhā | and fifty forms of the Śakti of Śiva or Rudra besides Durgā or Gaurī, some of whom are Guṇo7darī, Virajā, Śālmalī, Lolākshī, Vartulākshī, Dīrgha-ghoṇā, Sudīrgha-mukhī, Go-mukhī, Dīrgha-jihvā, Kuṇḍo7darī, Ardha-keśī, Vikṛita-mukhī, Jvālā-mukhī, Ulkāmukhī | Sarasvatī is also named as a Śakti, both of Vishṇu and Rudra: according to the Vāyu-Purāṇa the female nature of Rudra became twofold, one half | or white, and the other | or black, each of these again becoming manifold, those of the white or mild nature included Lakshmī, Sarasvatī, Gaurī, Umā | those of the dark and fierce nature, Durgā, Kālī | the female organ (as worshipped by the Śākta sect either actually or symbolically) | the power or signification of a word (defined in the Nyāya as | case-power, the idea conveyed by a case | the power or force or most effective word of a sacred text or magic formula | the creative power or imagination (of a poet) | help, aid, assistance, gift, bestowal | a spear, lance, pike, dart | also | a sword | a flag-staff | power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability | or | or | 'according to ability' | 'with all one's might' | 'according to the capability of one's property' | faculty, skill, capacity for, power over | or | effectiveness or efficacy (of a remedy) | regal power (consisting of three parts | personal pre-eminence | good counsel, and | energy | the energy or active power of a deity personified as his wife and worshipped by the Śākta | sect of Hindūs under various names (sometimes only three, sometimes eight Śakti goddesses are enumerated, as follow, Indrāṇī, Vaishṇavī, Śāntā, Brahmāṇī, Kaumārī, Nārasin6hī, Vārāhī, and Māheśvarī, but some substitute Cāmuṇḍā and Caṇḍikā for the third and sixth of these: according to another reckoning there are nine, viz. Vaishṇavī, Brahmāṇī, Raudrī, Māheśvarī, Nārasin6hī, Vārāhī, Indrāṇī, Kārttikī, and Pradhānā: others reckon fifty different forms of the Śakti of Vishṇu besides Lakshmī, some of these are Kīrtti, Kānti, Tushṭi, Pushṭā, Dhṛiti. Śānti, Kriyā, Dayā, Medhā | and fifty forms of the Śakti of Śiva or Rudra besides Durgā or Gaurī, some of whom are Guṇo7darī, Virajā, Śālmalī, Lolākshī, Vartulākshī, Dīrgha-ghoṇā, Sudīrgha-mukhī, Go-mukhī, Dīrgha-jihvā, Kuṇḍo7darī, Ardha-keśī, Vikṛita-mukhī, Jvālā-mukhī, Ulkāmukhī | Sarasvatī is also named as a Śakti, both of Vishṇu and Rudra: according to the Vāyu-Purāṇa the female nature of Rudra became twofold, one half | or white, and the other | or black, each of these again becoming manifold, those of the white or mild nature included Lakshmī, Sarasvatī, Gaurī, Umā | those of the dark and fierce nature, Durgā, Kālī | the female organ (as worshipped by the Śākta sect either actually or symbolically) | the power or signification of a word (defined in the Nyāya as | case-power, the idea conveyed by a case | the power or force or most effective word of a sacred text or magic formula | the creative power or imagination (of a poet) | help, aid, assistance, gift, bestowal | a spear, lance, pike, dart | also | a sword | a flag-staff | a •partic. configuration of stars and planets (when the latter are situated in the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th astrological house), VarBṛS. | N. of a Muni or sage (the eldest of Vasishṭha's hundred sons | to | he was father of Parāśara, and was devoured by king Kalmāsha-pāda, when changed to a man-eating Rākshasa, in consequence of a curse pronounced upon him by the sage | he is represented as having overcome Viśvāmitra at the sacrifice of king Saudāsa | he is regarded as the author of | Śakti is also identified with one of the Vyāsas, and with Avalokite7śvara, and has elsewhere the | Jātūkarṇa and Sāṃkṛiti [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW
  • Skt. अनुभावः, anubhāva, Pron.: anubhava. From Sanskrit: sign or indication of a feeling | by look or gesture | dignity, authority, consequence | firm opinion, ascertainment, good resolution, belief. [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW