Agrani, aka: Agraṇī, Agraṇi; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Agraṇi (अग्रणि).—The name of an Agni. He was the fifth son of the Agni named Bhānu and his wife, Niśādevī. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 221, Ślokas 15 to 22).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

agraṇī (अग्रणी).—(S) Chief, principal, leading.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agraṇī (अग्रणी).—a Principal, chief.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agraṇī (अग्रणी).—mfn. (-ṇīḥ-ṇīḥ-ṇi) First, principal. E. agra and from nīña to lead, aff. kvip

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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