Ajigarta, aka: Ajīgarta, Ājigarta; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ajīgarta (अजीगर्त).—(ṚCĪKA). He was a greedy Brahmin. (See

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Ajīgarta (अजीगर्त).—A sage who sold his second son Śunaḥśepha to Rohita to be sacrificed in his place.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 7. 20-21; IX. 16. 30.

2) Ājigarta (आजिगर्त).—Śunaḥśepa, the son of Ajigarta—(see ajigarta).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 16. 30; IX. 7. 20-21.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajigarta in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Ajīgarta (अजीगर्त).—[ajyai gamanāya gartam asya]

1) (One that has a hole to go into) a serpent.

2) Name of a Brāhmaṇa in the family of भृगु (bhṛgu) and father of शुनःशेप (śunaḥśepa).

Derivable forms: ajīgartaḥ (अजीगर्तः).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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