Matsyapurana, Matsya-purana, Matsyapurāṇa: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. This Purāṇa was told to Manu Satyavrata by Mahāviṣṇu during his incarnation as Matsyu. There are thirteen thousand ślokas in it. For prosperity this Purāṇa should be given as gift on the Viṣuvat day along with a golden image of Matsya. (Chapters 2 and 272, Agni Purāṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण).—Originally told by Gadādhara;1 told by Janārdana in the guise of a fish to Manu consisting of a description of Narasimha and an account of the seven kalpas and consisting of 14,000 verses; he who gives it along with a golden fish and a cow on the first day of the Caitra month gets the benefit of the gift of the whole world.2
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)
Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण) should be donated (dāna) in uttarāyaṇa according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] Donate the Matsyapurāṇa to a person who has controlled his sense-organs in uttarāyaṇa and be devoid of all sins.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण).—Name of one of the eighteen Purāṇas.
Derivable forms: matsyapurāṇam (मत्स्यपुराणम्).
Matsyapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and purāṇa (पुराण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण).—[neuter] T. of a Purāṇa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[Mackenzie Collection] 44. Io. 406. 407. 1080. Oxf. 38^b. 347^a. 358^a ([fragmentary]). Paris. (B 18). Khn. 30. K. 28. B. 2, 22. 24. Ben. 49. Bik. 203. Kāṭm. 2. Rādh. 40. Oudh. 1877, 14. Viii, 4. Xv, 22. Np. Viii, 20. Burnell. 192^a. Gu. 3. Poona. 340. Ii, 45. 83. Oppert. 96. 8153. Ii, 3223. 4816. 6936. Rice. 76. Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Liṅgapurāṇa Oxf. 44^b, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^b, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Svalpamatsyapurāṇa quoted by Raghunandana in Sāmagavṛṣotsarga. Matsyapurāṇe Ekādaśīvratodyāpanasaṃgraha. Ben. 53.
—Kalpatarudānaprayoga. Ben. 143.
—Kumārastuti. Burnell. 198^b.
—Gosahasradāna. Pheh. 4.
—Taḍāgavidhi. H. 34.
—Tārakavadha. Poona. 386.
—Nadīstotra. Burnell. 199^b.
—Prayāgamāhātmya. K. 26. Burnell. 192^a. Bhk. 14. Peters. 1, 117. 2, 186. Bp. 293. Sb. 240.
—Prayāgāṣṭaka. Printed in Bṛhatstotraratnākara p. 368.
—Bhuvanakośa. Poona. 383. Bhuvanakośe Strīvilāsa. Poona. 403.
—Manvantaravarṇana. Sb. 248.
—Rājadharma. Haug. 52. Burnell. 192^a.
—Vṛṣabhalakṣaṇa. Burnell. 192^a.
—Saubhāgyaśayanavratakathā. Ben. 56.
—Matsyapurāṇakathāpattrāṇi. Bhk. 16.
2) Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 63. Rgb. 119 ([fragmentary]). Stein 211. 212.
—[commentary] Bhāvapradīpa, composed by Rāmacandra Bhaṭṭa of Kāśmīr in 1876. Stein 212. Matsyapurāṇe Utpannaikādaśīmāhātmya. L. 4168.
—Airāvatīvarṇana (ch. 109). Stein 212.
—Kṛṣṇāṣṭamīvratodyāpana. Stein 212.
—Devatāsnāpana. Stein 92 (inc.).
—Prayāgamāhātmya. Oudh. Xx, 42. Oxf. 43^b. Stein 212.
—Bhīmasenadvādaśīvratodyāpana. Stein 212.
—Varāhastuti. Fl. 430.
—Vāmanastuti. Fl. 430.
—Śuklāṣṭamīvratodyāpana. Stein 212.
—Satīpratiṣṭhā. Peters. 4, 11.
3) Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण):—Ulwar 847.
4) Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण):—As p. 135 (3 Mss.). 136 (inc.). Bc 260. Bd. 164. Hpr. 1, 264. Io. 406. 407. 1080. 1918. 2032. 2831 (Adhyāyāḥ 1-127). Matsyapurāṇe Ekādaśīmāhātmya. L.. 296.
—Nīlodvāhapaddhati. Ak 375.
—Prayāgamāhātmya. Io. 2320. Jl.
—Śanistotra. L.. 297.
1) Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण):—[=matsya-purāṇa] [from matsya > matsa] n. ‘f°-Purāṇas’, Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (so called as communicated by Viṣṇu in the form of a fish to the 7th Manu; cf. matsyāvatāra and, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 512]).
2) Mātsyapurāṇa (मात्स्यपुराण):—[=mātsya-purāṇa] [from mātsya > mātsika] n. = -matsya-p.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Matsyapurāṇa (ಮತ್ಸ್ಯಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] one of the eighteen major Purāṇas.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 7 - Review of literature < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Part 3 - Date of the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Plotical Aspects in the Purāṇas (Introduction) < [Chapter 6 - Polity in the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
16. The Matsya Purāṇa < [Preface]
Date of the Purāṇas < [Preface]
Classification of the Purāṇas < [Preface]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.234 < [Section XIV - Method of Feeding]
Verse 7.15 < [Section II - Punishment (daṇḍa)]
Verse 7.63 < [Section V - The Ambassador (dūta)]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 9 - Iconographic Traces of Sūrya in the Purāṇas < [Chapter 4 - Vedic Influence on the Sun-Worship in the Purāṇas]
Part 4 - The Vratas Observed and the Sun-worship < [Chapter 5 - Rituals Related to the Sun-Worship in the Purāṇas]
Part 1 - Purāṇic Literature < [Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Purāṇic Religion and its Link with the Vedic Tradition]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Animal Kingdom (Tiryak) in Epics (by Saranya P.S)