Marutgana, aka: Marutgaṇa, Marut-gana; 1 Definition(s)

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Purāṇa

Marutgaṇa (मरुत्गण).—The seven pieces of Diti's garbha became seven gaṇas in the Vāyu mārga; each originated seven1 gaṇas in turn and thus 49 Marut gaṇas are distinguished; they partake in yajñas especially garuḍa śayana yajña;2 residents of Bhuvarloka;3 part of Viṣṇu;4 see Śakra.

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 99: 64. 2: Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 64 and 70: 21. 40.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 110, 123-29.
  • 3) Ib. 101. 29.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 17.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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