Mandaga, Mandagā, Manda-ga: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mandaga (मन्दग).—Saturn.

Derivable forms: mandagaḥ (मन्दगः).

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

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

Mandaga (मन्दग).—m.

(-gaḥ) The planet Saturn.

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

Mandaga (मन्दग).—[adjective] moving slowly.

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

1) Mandaga (मन्दग):—[=manda-ga] [from manda > mad] mfn. moving or flowing slowly, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the planet Saturn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Dyuti-mat, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) of the Śūdras in Śāka-dvīpa, [Mahābhārata]

5) Mandagā (मन्दगा):—[=manda-gā] [from manda-ga > manda > mad] f. Name of a river, [ib.]

6) Mandaga (मन्दग):—[=manda-ga] [from manda > mad] n. Name of the Varṣa ruled by Mandaga, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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