Matrigana, Mātṛgaṇa, Matri-gana: 7 definitions
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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mātṛgaṇa (मातृगण).—See Mātaras.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 184. 11.
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.
India history and geography
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.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
(-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.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Vireshvara, Matarah, Shushkarevati, Anudhyai, Nrisimha, Shankara.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Matrigana, Mātṛgaṇa, Matrgana, Matri-gana, Mātṛ-gaṇa, Matr-gana; (plurals include: Matriganas, Mātṛgaṇas, Matrganas, ganas, gaṇas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 170 - Greatness of Mātṛgaṇabalā Devī (Mātṛgaṇa Baladevī) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 182 - Greatness of Mātṛ Deities < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 17 - Annihilation by Twelve Suns < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Impact of Vedic Culture on Society (by Kaushik Acharya)
Sanskrit Inscriptions (J): The Rāṣṭrakūṭas < [Chapter 3]
Mingling of Cultures (L): The Rāṣṭrakūṭas < [Chapter 4]
Chart: Movement of Vedic Brāhmaṇas < [Chapter 3]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
5. Contents of the Atharvaveda < [Chapter 1 - The Atharvaveda and its importance in the Vedic Literature]
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(ii) The Site-planning (Vāstupada-vīnyāsa) < [Chapter 6 - Fundamental Canons of Hindu Architecture]