Maudgalya: 9 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Maudgalya in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य):—Dynasty that originated from Mudgala (one of the five sons of Bharmyāśva). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.31-33)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य).—(maudgala) A maharṣi. This maharṣi once cursed Rāvaṇa.

Once Maudgalya was sitting in Svastikāsana resting his shoulders on his yogic staff in the forest of Kadamba. Rāvaṇa returning after his victory march came that way. Seeing the sage sitting in a wonderfully queer posture Rāvaṇa was amused and playfully tapped the staff with his Candrahāsa. The staff broke into two and Maudgalya fell flat on the ground breaking his spine. The sage was furious and he cursed Rāvaṇa saying that his Candrahāsa would thenceforth have no effect at all. (Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Kamba Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य).—(Kāṇva Mudgalas)—Kanṭha Mudgalas, Vāyu-purāṇa.) from Mudgala, son of Bhadrāśva; Brahmanas with Kṣatriya profession; belonging to the Angirasa line;1 no marriage alliance with Tāṇḍi or Angiras.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 5; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 198; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 60.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 196. 43.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.48.9, I.53) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Maudgalya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Maudgalya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य).—[masculine] patron. from Mudgala; a cert. mixed caste.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Baudhāyanadharmasūtra 2, 4, 8.

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

1) Maudgalya (मौद्गल्य):—[from maudgali] mfn. descended or sprung from Mudgala, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [patronymic] of Nāka, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of Śatabalākṣa, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

4) [v.s. ...] of Lāṅgalāyana, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a chamberlain, [Mālavikāgnimitra]

6) [v.s. ...] a [particular] mixed caste, [Mahābhārata]

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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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