Mrigasankranta, Mṛgasaṅkrānta, Mriga-sankranta: 1 definition



Mrigasankranta 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 Mṛgasaṅkrānta can be transliterated into English as Mrgasankranta or Mrigasankranta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mrigasankranta in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mṛgasaṅkrānta (मृगसङ्क्रान्त) or Mṛgasaṃkrānta refers to the “period of transit to the capricornus”, according to Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, regarding the benefit in the rites of Devayajña:—“[...] the period of equinoxes, the period of tropical transit, the period of transit to the capricornus (mṛgasaṅkrānta), and the time of lunar eclipse are each of ten times more benefit than the previous one”.

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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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