Magana, Magaṇa: 4 definitions



Magana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Magan.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Magaṇa (मगण) refers to one of the eight gaṇas used in Sanskrit metrics (chandas) with which Nañjuṇḍa associated the following:

Gaṇapratīka: Triguru;
Devatā: Dharā;
Svara: Madhya (Madhyama);
Varṇa: Harit;
Gotra: Kaśyapa;
Rasa: Raudra;
Phala: Śubha;
Nakṣatra: Indra;
Yoni: Śambara;
Rāśi: Vṛścaka;
Gaṇa: Koṇapa (Rākṣasa);
Kheṭa: Kuja;
Yāma: Prathama;
Vāsa: Haridiś (Haridik);
Kula: Śūdra;

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

magana (मगन).—a (magna S through H Drowned.) Absorbed in; deeply engaged in. 2 Glad, delighted, well-pleased.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

magana (मगन).—a Absorbed in; delighted.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Magana (मगन) [Also spelled magan]:—(a) see [magna].

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