Mrigadava, Mṛgadāva, Mriga-dava: 4 definitions


Mrigadava means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Mṛgadāva can be transliterated into English as Mrgadava or Mrigadava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव) or “deer park” is the name of a place at Vārānasī where the vihāra named Ṛṣipatana was located, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V. Note: Ṛṣipatana or Ṛṣivadana, on the outskirts of Benares where the Deer Park (Mṛgadāva or Mṛgadāya) is located. It is there that all the Buddhas must give their first sermon and the Buddha preached the Dharmacakrapravartanasūtra to the five monks; it is one of the four great pilgrimage places, determined by the Buddha.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossarySee Deer Park.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव).—a park, preserve.

Derivable forms: mṛgadāvaḥ (मृगदावः).

Mṛgadāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and dāva (दाव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव) or Mṛga-dāya.—[, m. (cpd. only recorded in BHS and as miga-dāya in Pali, tho both constituents are Sanskrit), deer-park, almost exclusively used of the park Ṛṣipatana, °vadana, etc., at Benares, where Buddha is said to have first preached; the form °dāya is never recorded in mss., tho Senart adopts it by em. in Mv i.366.8, where the etym. offered seems naturally to call for it (but compare LV 19.4 below): mṛgāṇāṃ dāyo dinno mṛgadāve ṛṣipaṭṭane (mss.; Senart em. mṛgadāyo ti ṛṣipattano); the foll. all refer to the Benares park, usually in loc., Ṛṣipatane (°vadane, etc.) mṛgadāve: SP 69.12; LV 18.20; 19.4 (abhayadattāś ca) tasmin mṛgāḥ prativasanti iti…mṛga- dāva iti saṃjñodapādi, compare Mv i.366.8, above; LV 264.22; 402.3; 404.17; 407.16; 412.9; 413.1; Mv i.161.4, 323.14, 17; 330.4; 331.3; ii.138.2; iii.323.3; 330.17; Divy 464.16; [Page438-a+ 71] Av i.42.9; Mvy 4129; once, in Divy 182.25, of a quite different deerpark called Bhīṣaṇikāvana, in Śuśumā- ragiri.

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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. 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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