Mrigaraja, Mriga-raja, Mṛgarāja: 4 definitions


Mrigaraja means something in 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 Mṛgarāja can be transliterated into English as Mrgaraja or Mrigaraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Mṛgarāja (मृगराज):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Viśvakarmaprakāśa and the 2nd century Matsyapurāṇa, both featuring a list of 20 temple types. In the Matsyapurāṇa however, the name for this temple category is Mṛga. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

Mṛgarāja is found in another list in the Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra, chapter 63, where it is listed in the group named Nāgara, containing 20 different prāsādas (temples/buildings).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mṛgarāja (मृगराज).—m (S Chief of beasts.) Poetical terms for the lion.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mṛgarāja (मृगराज) [-pati-vara, -पति-वर].—m A lion.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgarāja (मृगराज).—

1) a lion; शिलाविभङ्गैर्मृगराजशावस्तुङ्गं नगोत्सङ्ग- मिवारुरोह (śilāvibhaṅgairmṛgarājaśāvastuṅgaṃ nagotsaṅga- mivāruroha) R.6.3.

2) the sign Leo of the zodiac.

3) a tiger.

4) the moon. °धारिन्, °लक्ष्मन् (dhārin, °lakṣman) m. the moon.

Derivable forms: mṛgarājaḥ (मृगराजः).

Mṛgarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and rāja (राज).

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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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