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Lucknow Journal of Humanities
Year : 2005, Volume : 2, Issue : 2
First page : ( 25) Last page : ( 31)
Print ISSN : 0974-8105. Online ISSN : 0974-8113.

Contemplation on the structure and meaning of ‘Mulya’ (Value)

Dr. Srivaishnav Ayodhya Das, Reader

Department of Oriental Studies in Sanskrit, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India.

Received:  30  June,  2005.


To day the word ‘Mulya’ is being used by each and every society in many ways. The meaning derived from its root and uses have been considered and are being considered by intellectuals in various fields, thus giving this word a multi faceted dimension. The word ‘value’ is used in the sciences. All words are derived from verbs this principle has been accepted by Yask and all Sanskrit Gramarians. If we also accept this principle the root verb behind ‘Mulya’ is ‘Mool’ which has broadly two meanings as given by Panini. In first case ‘Mool pratisthayam’ where it is fixied and in the second ‘Mool Arohane’ where it has developmental possibilities. In the Manu Smriti it is used in the sense of principal amount. In society the price is considered to be ‘Mulyam’. This meaning is based on the concept of connotation. At the some time it may also be stated that the progress of man in the real sense depends on the ‘Mulyas’. Adopted in course of his life, which consequently leads to the progress of society. Infact ‘Mulya’ is not principal but the amount obtained through the principal. So in this article all the aspects whether coming from it root or uses are being discussed.


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