Matsyaraja, aka: Matsyarāja, Matsya-raja; 3 Definition(s)
Matsyaraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Matsyarāja (मत्स्यराज).—Was Mangala, (s.v).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 38. 42; 39. 1.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) the Rohita fish.
2) Name of Virāṭa.
Derivable forms: matsyarājaḥ (मत्स्यराजः).
Matsyarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and rāja (राज).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-jaḥ) 1. The Rohtai, a sort of fish, (Cyprinus Rohita, Ham.) 2. The country called Matsya. E. matsya a fish, rāja supreme.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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