Ajigarta, Ajīgarta, Ājigarta: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajīgarta (अजीगर्त).—m. The name of a Ṛṣi or saint, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 105.

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

1) Ajīgarta (अजीगर्त):—[=a-jīgarta] m. ‘that has nothing to swallow’, Name of a Ṛṣi, Śunaḥśepha’s father.

2) Ājīgarta (आजीगर्त):—n. Name of a Sāman.

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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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