Mriganka, aka: Mṛgāṅka, Mriga-anka; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mriganka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Mṛgāṅka can be transliterated into English as Mrganka or Mriganka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Mṛgāṅka (मृगाङ्क, “the hare-marked”) is the name of a sword to be obtained by Śrīdatta, after slaying the yakṣa (in the form of a lion) guarding the city of the daityas, as was prophesied by Vidyutprabhā, in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. Vidyutprabhā is the eldest of the thousand granddaughters of Bali (King of the daityas). Śrīdatta was the grandson of Yajñasoma, a Brāhman from the country of Mālava.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mṛgāṅka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Mṛgāṅka (मृगाङ्क) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Mṛgāṅka] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Mṛgāṅka (मृगाङ्क) or Aparājita of the Śilāhāra line of kings is mentioned in the “Bhadāna grant of Aparājita”.—Accordingly, “To Vajjaḍadeva was born the son, the illustrious Aparājita, (also known as) Mṛgāṅka, who is unceasingly engaged in bestowing gifts, is valorous, conversant with political wisdom and an abode of glory”.

These copper plates (mentioning Mṛgāṅka) were found in 1881 with the headman of Bhere, a village about ten miles north of Bhivaṇḍī, the chief town of the Bhivaṇḍī tālukā of the Thāṇā District in the Mahārāṣṭra State. The grant was made at Sthānaka on the occasion of the Karkaṭa saṅkrānti (called) Dakṣiṇāyana, which occurred on the fourth tithi of the dark fortnight of Āṣāḍha in the expired Śaka year 919, when the cyclic year was Hemlamba.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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mṛgāṅka (मृगांक).—m Poetical terms for the moon.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mṛgāṅka (मृगाङ्क).—

1) the moon.

2) comphor.

3) the wind.

Derivable forms: mṛgāṅkaḥ (मृगाङ्कः).

Mṛgāṅka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and aṅka (अङ्क).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgāṅka (मृगाङ्क).—m.

(-ṅkaḥ) 1. The moon. 2. Air, wind. 3. Camphor. E. mṛga a deer, and aṅka a symbol, or aki to go, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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Relevant definitions

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Mriga
Mṛga (मृग).—m. (-gaḥ) 1. A deer, an antelope. 2. An animal in general. 3. Research, inquiry, in...
Anka
Aṅka (अङ्क).—n. (ṅkaṃ) 1. A mark or spot. 2. The flank or part above the hips. 3. A species of ...
Mrigashirsha
Mṛgaśīrṣa (मृगशीर्ष).—m. (-rṣaḥ) The constellation Mrigaśiras: see the last. E. mṛga a deer, an...
Shashanka
Śaśāṅka (शशाङ्क) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as...
Mrigendra
Mṛgendra (मृगेन्द्र).—m. (-ndraḥ) A lion. E. mṛga an animal, indra lord, master.
Mrigavyadha
1) Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध):—The disguise Śiva took when he went to test the devotion of Paraśurām...
Mrigamatrika
Mṛgamātṛkā (मृगमातृका).—f. (-kā) A female antelope. E. mṛga, mātṛ mother, kan added.
Mriganabhi
Mṛganābhi (मृगनाभि).—m. (-bhiḥ) Musk. E. mṛga a deer, (the musk-deer,) and nābhi the navel; the...
Mrigaraja
Mṛgarāja (मृगराज).—1) a lion; शिलाविभङ्गैर्मृगराजशावस्तुङ्गं नगोत्सङ्ग- मिवारुरोह (śilāvibhaṅga...
Ankavatara
Aṅkāvatāra (अङ्कावतार).—when an act, hinted by persons at the end of the preceding act, is brou...
Mrigajala
Mṛgajala (मृगजल).—n. (-laṃ) Mirage.
Mrigarati
Mṛgārāti (मृगाराति).—m. (-tiḥ) 1. A dog. 2. A lion. E. mṛga a deer, and arāti an enemy.
Mrigadava
Mṛgadāva (मृगदाव).—a park, preserve. Derivable forms: mṛgadāvaḥ (मृगदावः).Mṛgadāva is a Sanskri...
Parna-mriga
Parṇamṛga (पर्णमृग).—m. (-gaḥ) Any wild animal lodging in the boughs of trees, as a monkey, a s...
Mrigashira
Mṛgaśira (मृगशिर).—n., Derivable forms: mṛgaśiraḥ (मृगशिरः).Mṛgaśira is a Sanskrit compound con...

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