Mrigas, Mṛgas: 1 definition


Mrigas means something in 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 term Mṛgas can be transliterated into English as Mrgas or Mrigas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mṛgas (मृगस्).—(deer) All the animals originated from Kaśyapaprajāpati. Kaśyapaprajāpati, son of Marīci, married the eight daughters of Dakṣa named Tāmrā etc. From Tāmrā were born birds. Krodhavaśā gave birth to ten girls named Mṛgī, Mṛgamandā, Harī, Bhadramadā, Mātaṅgī, Śārdūlī, Śvetā, Surabhi, Surasā and Kadrū. Mṛgas (deer) are the children of Mṛgī. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 4).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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