Agraga, Agra-ga: 9 definitions


Agraga 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Agraga (अग्रग) refers to “(situated) in front (of the Cavity)”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.176cd-179ab.— Accordingly, “There is a Cavity at the end of the Cavity within the Triangle. The Void that is in front of (that) Cavity (suśira-agraga) merges into the mouth of the Void and the mind that arises within the mind does so within the beginningless Great Yoni of consciousness. Conjoining the senses of the root in the house of licking, which includes kissing and the rest, in the accord with the procedure of the mutual practice and, abandoning one thing, if the mind does not (go on to) grasp another, then the supreme Brahman, which is one's own essential nature, manifests”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Agraga (अग्रग) refers to “traveling ahead (of someone)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Viṣṇu, Indra, the other guardians of the quarters and I going ahead (agraga) shone with great brilliance and splendour. In that great festivity conches were blown, drums were beaten and the musical instruments, paṭaha, Ānaka and Gomukha were played on, repeatedly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agraga (अग्रग).—[agre gacchatīti, gam-ḍa] a leader, a guide; taking the lead; marching foremost.

Derivable forms: agragaḥ (अग्रगः).

Agraga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agra and ga (ग).

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

Agraga (अग्रग).—[agra-ga], adj. 1. Going in presence of somebody, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 196. 2. Going in front, a leader.

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

Agraga (अग्रग):—[=agra-ga] [from agra] m. a leader.

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

Agraga (अग्रग):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-gaḥ) A leader. E. agra and ga.

[Sanskrit to German]

Agraga in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agraga (ಅಗ್ರಗ):—[noun] (masc.) one who leads others; a leader; a guide.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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