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Madana-gopāla (मदन गोपाल) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa


Madana-mohana (मदन मोहन) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa


Mādhava (माधव) – killer of Madhu; name of Lord Kṛṣṇa


Mādhavācarya (माधवाचार्य) – an ācārya in the Gauḍīyā succession of disciples


Mādhavendra Purī (माधवेन्द्र पुर) – spiritual master of Īśvara Purī


Madhvācārya (मध्वाचार्य) – a thirteenth century ācārya who preached the theistic philosophy of “pure dualism”; i.e. distinct difference between the Lord and the individual living entities


madhya (मध्य) – 1) one of the seven original tālams in South Indian music 2) medium tempo


madhya saptaka (मध्य सप्तक) – middle octave


madhyama (मध्यम) – the fourth note in the musical scale


Mādrī (माद्र) – the second wife of Pāṇḍu who accepted self-immolation after Pāṇḍu’s death; mother of Nakula and Sahadeva


Mahābhārata (महाभारत) – the epic written by Vyāsadeva describing the history of India and the lunar dynasty as it entered the Age of Kali; contains the Bhagavad-gītā


mahājana (महाजन) – the chief authorities on the process of pure devotional service to the Lord


Mahāprasthānika Parvana (महाप्रस्थानिक पर्वन) – the seventeenth book discussing the retirement of the Pāṇḍavas and Draupadī


mahā-mantra (महामन्त्र) – see Hare Kṛṣṇa


mahat-tattva (महत्तत्त्व) – total material energy


mahātmā (महात्म) – “great soul”


maidān (मैदान) – “midfield”; the region between the kinnar and syahi on a classical drum head


Mainaka (मैनक) – the mountain in the sea between India and Sri Kṛṣṇa that offered to help Hanumān


Mālyavān (माल्यवान) – the maternal grandfather of Rāvaṇa


mānava (मानव) – human-life


mandarā saptaka (मन्दर सप्तक) – the lower octave


Maṇḍavī (माण्डव) – wife of Bharata


Māndhātā (मान्धात) – arrogant and powerful king of the solar dynasty who was defeated by Lavaṇa


Mandodarī (मन्दोदर) – the principal queen of Rāvaṇa; mother of Meghnāda


Mantharā (मन्थर) – maid of Kaikeyī who instigated a plot to send Rāma to the forest


mantra (मन्त्र) – a syllable, word, verse, or incantation with special spiritual potency or realization


Manu (मन) – the first man on Earth


Manu-Saḿhitā (मन संहित) – the Vedic law book for human society


Matysa-deśa (मत्स्य-देश) – the kingdom near the Kuru nation where the Pāṇḍavas stayed in anonymity for one year


Matsyadeva (मत्स्यदेव) – the Lord’s form of a fish to save the Vedas and protect Satyavrata and the elements of the Earth


Mārīca (मारीच) – the uncle of Rāvaṇa who took form of golden deer to divert the attention of Lord Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa


Maruta (मरुत) – see Vāyu


Mārwā (मारव) – one of the ten parent scales of North Indian music


mātā (मात) – mother


mātṛ (मात) – prefix: “mother-”


mātrā (मात्र) – unit of time in Indian rhythms


matta (मत्त) – 1) lit. ecstatic 2) a rare nine beat rhythmic cycle


Mausala Parvana (मौसल पर्वन) – the sixteenth book discussing the destruction of the Yādava race


Maya (मय) – father of Mandodarī who was well known for his role as an architect, he surrendered to Kṛṣṇa and offered the Pāṇḍavas the palace of illusion


Māyā (माय) – “that was it not”; the Lord’s illusory energy


Māyāvāda (मायावाद) – impersonal philosophy


Māyāvādī (मायावाद) – impersonalist


Meghnāda (मेघनाद) – eldest of Rāvaṇa and Mandodarī; “thunder-voiced”


mela (मेल/मेळकर्त)– (melakartā) the system of classifying rāgams of South Indian into seventy-two scales


miśra (मिश्र) – 1) mixed 2) the class of rhythmic cycles based on having similarity to seven-beat cycles


Miśra Cāpu (मिश्र चाप) – a seven beat cyclic form used in Carnatic music


Mithilā (मिथिल) – the capital city of Videha


mizrāb (मिज़राब) – (mezrāb) the finger pick used to pluck the strings on a sitar


mleccha (म्लेच्च) – ones who do not follow the Vedic culture


Mohinī (मोहिन) – Lord Viṇu in the form of a woman to steer the nectar of immortality to the demigods


Mohana (मोहन) – “the one that enchants”; name of Lord Kṛṣṇa


mokṣa (मोक्ष) – salvation


mdańga (मृदङ्ग) – 1) (mṛt + ańga = “clay body”) see khol 2) general term for two-headed barrel drums


mdańgam (मृदङ्गम) – the two-headed barrel low-pitched wooden drum in South Indian music


mṛga (मृग) – deer


Mṛga Nayana (मृग नयन) – “deer eyed one” (female = Mṛga Nayanī)


Mṛgeśa (मृगेश) – the lord of deers; Kṛṣṇa


mṛtyu (मृत्य) – death


Mṛtyu-loka (मृत्य लोक) – lit. “world of the mortals”; the material world


muḍha (मुढ) – donkey; (coll. “fool”)


mukra (मुखड़) – (mukaḍā) 1) lit. “face”; verse in a song 2) the cadence form connecting two rhythmic cycles together


mukti (मुक्ति) – liberation from the cycle of repeated birth and death


murtī (मुर्त) – lit. “personification”; Deity statues


Muṣṭika (मुष्टिक) – the minister and wrestler of Kaḿsa; killed by Balarāma


UPDATED: July 5, 2009