Mrigarati, aka: Mṛgarati, Mṛgārāti, Mriga-arati; 3 Definition(s)


Mrigarati 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 terms Mṛgarati and Mṛgārāti can be transliterated into English as Mrgarati or Mrigarati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Mrigarati in Mahayana glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Mṛgarati (मृगरति) refers to the “one who plays with the gazelles” according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.—The lion (siṃha) who appears as a fearless sovereign (īśvara) among gazelles (mṛga) is called mṛgarati. In the same way, these Bodhisattvas who have mastery of these samādhis go in and out of them at will.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mrigarati in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Mṛgārāti (मृगाराति).—

1) a lion.

2) a dog.

Derivable forms: mṛgārātiḥ (मृगारातिः).

Mṛgārāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and arāti (अराति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgārāti (मृगाराति).—m.

(-tiḥ) 1. A dog. 2. A lion. E. mṛga a deer, and arāti an enemy.

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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