Matrigana, Mātṛgaṇa, Matri-gana: 7 definitions

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Introduction:

Matrigana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Mātṛgaṇa can be transliterated into English as Matrgana or Matrigana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण).—See Mātaras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 184. 11.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mātṛ-gaṇa.—(IA 7), the Divine Mothers, often described as seven in number. Cf. mātṛ-maṇḍala. Note: mātṛ-gaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण).—the collection of the divine mothers.

Derivable forms: mātṛgaṇaḥ (मातृगणः).

Mātṛgaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mātṛ and gaṇa (गण).

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

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) The assemblage of divine mothers.

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

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण):—[=mātṛ-gaṇa] [from mātṛ] m. the assemblage of divine m° (cf. above), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण):—(1. mātar + gaṇa) m. die Schaar der (göttlichen) Mütter: [Colebrooke] [?I,314. Mahābhārata.3,14467. Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 58,56. PRAYOGARATNA 2,b,7. pl. Mahābhārata.3,14369.9,2619.] saptamātṛgaṇāścaiva samājagmuḥ [2478.] mahāmātṛgaṇeśvara m. Beiw. Viṣṇu’s [PAÑCAR. 4, 3, 64.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण):—m. die Schaar der göttlichen Mütter.

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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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