Mrigapati, Mṛgapati, Mriga-pati: 6 definitions
Mrigapati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Mṛgapati can be transliterated into English as Mrgapati or Mrigapati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
Mṛgapati (मृगपति) is the name of a Vākchomā (‘verbal secrect sign’) which has its meaning defined as ‘paśu’ according to chapter 8 of the 9th-century Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja, a scripture belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara (or Saṃvara) scriptural cycle. These Vākchomās (viz., mṛgapati) are meant for verbal communication and can be regarded as popular signs, since they can be found in the three biggest works of the Cakrasaṃvara literature.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mṛgapati (मृगपति).—m (S Chief of beasts.) Poetical terms for the lion.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a lion; नखानां पाण्डित्यं प्रकटयतु कस्मिन् मृगपतिः (nakhānāṃ pāṇḍityaṃ prakaṭayatu kasmin mṛgapatiḥ) Bv.1.1.
2) a roe-buck.
3) a tiger.
Derivable forms: mṛgapatiḥ (मृगपतिः).
Mṛgapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and pati (पति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mṛgapati (मृगपति).—[masculine] lord of the beasts (lion, tiger, or roebuck).
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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