Matsyapurana, Matsya-purana, Matsyapurāṇa: 11 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Matsyapurana in Purana glossary
Source: 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

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 1. 10.
  • 2) Ib. 53. 50-2; Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 3.
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., matsyapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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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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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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Matsyapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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.

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

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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Matsyapurana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Matsyapurana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Matsyapurāṇa (ಮತ್ಸ್ಯಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] one of the eighteen major Purāṇas.

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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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