Maricigarbha, Marīcigarbha, Marici-garbha: 3 definitions


Maricigarbha 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Marichigarbha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (M) next»] — Maricigarbha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Marīcigarbha (मरीचिगर्भ).—The gods of the ninth Manvantara; a gaṇa of 12 gods.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 19; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 55, 58-9; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 21.

1b) The world of Haviṣmanta Pitṛs in the Mārtāṇḍamaṇḍalam.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 16.

1c) The world of Upahūta Pitṛs; belonging to Kṣatriyagaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 38-9.

1d) Sons of Meru Sāvarṇi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 59.
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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

[«previous (M) next»] — Maricigarbha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Marīcigarbha (मरीचिगर्भ).—a. containing particles of light (Name of a world).

Marīcigarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms marīci and garbha (गर्भ).

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

1) Marīcigarbha (मरीचिगर्भ):—[=marīci-garbha] [from marīci] m. [plural] ‘containing particles of light within’, Name of a world, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] a class of gods under Manu Dākṣasāvarṇi, [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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