Mandaga, aka: Mandagā, Manda-ga; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Mandagā (मन्दगा).—A river of Purāṇic fame. (Śloka 33, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

2) Mandaga (मन्दग).—A place in the island of Śāka. The Śūdras who reside there are all virtuous people. (Śloka 38, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Mandaga (मन्दग).—The Śūdra caste of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 69.

2) Mandagā (मन्दगा).—A river from the Śuktimat.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 38; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 107.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mandagā (मन्दगा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.31). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mandagā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Mandaga (मन्दग).—Saturn.

Derivable forms: mandagaḥ (मन्दगः).

Mandaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manda and ga (ग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mandaga (मन्दग).—m.

(-gaḥ) The planet Saturn.

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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