Matrigana, aka: Mātṛgaṇa, Matri-gana; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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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)

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Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण).—See Mātaras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 184. 11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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 geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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