Agnimitra, Agni-mitra: 9 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र).—The hero of Kālidāsa’s play, Mālavikāgnimitra. He was a King of the Śuṅga dynasty and the son of Puṣyamitra. Kālidāsa’s play deals with the marriage of Mālavikā and Agnimitra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र).—The son of Puṣyamitra Śuṅga and father of Sujyeṣṭha;1 reigned for eight years.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 16; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 34-5.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 151.

1b) A pupil of Bāṣkala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa, XII. 6. 54.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Agnimitra in Jainism glossary
Source: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana

Agnimitra dynasty according to Harivamsa Purana and Tiloyapannati.—Starting from the epoch of Mahavira nirvana (1189 BCE), Palaka ruled for 60 years, Vishaya kings for 150 years, Murundas for 40 years, Pushpamitra for 30 years, Vasumitra & Agnimitra for 60 years, Gandhavvaya or Rasabha kings for 100 years, Naravahana for 40 years, Bhattubanas for 242 years and Guptas for 231 years.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnimitra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र).—Name of a king of the Śunga dynasty, son of Puṣypamitra who must have flourished before 15 B. C. -the usually accepted date of Patañjali-as the latter mentions पुष्यमित्र (puṣyamitra) by name.

Derivable forms: agnimitraḥ (अग्निमित्रः).

Agnimitra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and mitra (मित्र).

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

Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र).—[masculine] [Name] of a king.

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

Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र):—[=agni-mitra] [from agni] m. Name of a prince of the Śuṅga, dynasty, son of Puṣyamitra, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Agnimitra (अग्निमित्र):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-traḥ) The name of a prince of the Sunga dynasty. E. agni and mitra.

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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 (even English!). 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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