Indragopa, Indra-gopa: 7 definitions



Indragopa 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप) refers to a kind of insect, popularly known in India as mukhmuli insect. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Indragopa has 24 mātrās in each of their four lines. The line of a Indragopa s formed with 1 caturmātra, 2 pañcamātras, 1 Jagaṇa and a long letter at the end.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—[indro gopo rakṣako'sya, varṣābhavatvāttasya] a kind of insect of red or white colour; Śukra.4.157; K.1.

Derivable forms: indragopaḥ (इन्द्रगोपः).

Indragopa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and gopa (गोप). See also (synonyms): indragopaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—or °paka, in composition with śiras or śīrṣa(n), redheaded, said of (miraculous) elephants: Lalitavistara 55.3—4 (prose) indragopaka-śirāḥ, n. sg., of the Bodhisattva in the form of a small elephant, about to enter his mother's womb (in verse line 7 replaced by suraktaśīrṣaḥ); Mahāvastu iii.411.4 (prose) indragopa-śīrṣam, of another magically created [Page115-a+ 71] elephant. The words °pa and °paka denote a red insect in Sanskrit and Pali; according to [Boehtlingk and Roth] the cochineal insect.

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

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—m.

(-paḥ) An insect, (Coccinella of various kinds.) E. indra best, go light, and pa from who nourishes or possesses.

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

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—1. & [adjective] having Indra as guard.

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Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—2. & gopaka [masculine] the cochineal insect.

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

1) Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप):—[=indra-gopa] [from indra] mfn. or [Vedic or Veda] having Indra as one’s protector, [Ṛg-veda viii, 46, 32]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the insect cochineal of various kinds

3) [v.s. ...] a fire-fly (in this sense also indra-gopaka).

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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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