Mayamriga, Māyāmṛga, Maya-mriga: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Mayamriga 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.

The Sanskrit term Māyāmṛga can be transliterated into English as Mayamrga or Mayamriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Māyāmṛga (मायामृग).—Mārīca, uncle of Rāvaṇa, took the form of a beautiful deer to tempt Sītā and went to the āśrama where Sītā was staying. This deer is called Māyāmṛga. (See under MĀRĪCA).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māyāmṛga (मायामृग).—a phantom deer, an illusory or false deer.

Derivable forms: māyāmṛgaḥ (मायामृगः).

Māyāmṛga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māyā and mṛga (मृग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Māyāmṛga (मायामृग).—m. seeming a deer, not being one really, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 21.

Māyāmṛga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māyā and mṛga (मृग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Māyāmṛga (मायामृग).—[masculine] a phantom antelope.

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

Māyāmṛga (मायामृग):—[=māyā-mṛga] [from māyā > māya] m. an illusory antelope, phantom deer, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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