Mrigankadatta, Mṛgāṅkadatta, Mriganka-datta: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Mṛgāṅkadatta can be transliterated into English as Mrgankadatta or Mrigankadatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Mrigankadatta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) is the son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... he [king Amaradatta] was of resplendent brightness, and he had a wife named Surataprabhā, who was as closely knit to him as the oblation to the fire. By her there was born to him a son named Mṛgāṅkadatta, who was adored for his ten million virtues, as his bow was bent by the string reaching the notches”.

2) Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) is the brother of Candraprabhā who is the wife of king Yaśaḥketu, as mentioned in the fifteenth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 89. Accordingly, “... mow, as days went, the brother-in-law of King Yaśaḥketu, named Mṛgāṅkadatta, gave his own daughter, named Mṛgāṅkavatī, in marriage to a young Brāhman, the son of the minister Prajñāsāgara: and with her he bestowed much wealth”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mṛgāṅkadatta, 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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Mrigankadatta in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) is the father of Aruṇadatta: the author of the Sarvāṅgasundarī or Sundarā: a commentary on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā: one of the three great works of Vāgbhaṭa.—[...] Aruṇadatta was the son of Mṛgāṅkadatta and probably hailed from North-India. Besides the Sarvāṅgasundarī, he appears to have written a commentary on Suśruta and, as will presently be seen, on the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mrigankadatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Aruṇadatta (Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayaṭīkā). Oxf. 303^b.

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

Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त):—[=mṛgāṅka-datta] [from mṛgāṅka > mṛga > mṛg] m. Name of various men, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Catalogue(s)]

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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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