Margashirshi, Mārgaśīrṣi: 4 definitions


Margashirshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Mārgaśīrṣi can be transliterated into English as Margasirsi or Margashirshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Margashirshi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mārgaśīrṣi (मार्गशीर्षि).—Month of, good for the gift of the agni purāṇa;1 best for military expedition.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 29.
  • 2) Ib. 56. 2; 60. 35; 240. 5.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Margashirshi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mārgaśīrṣī (मार्गशीर्षी).—a Relating to the month mārgaśīrṣa.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Margashirshi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mārgaśīrṣī (मार्गशीर्षी).—The full-moon day in the month of मार्गशीर्ष (mārgaśīrṣa).

See also (synonyms): mārgaśirī.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mārgaśīrṣī (मार्गशीर्षी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Māgasīsī.

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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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