Mrigasankranta, aka: Mṛgasaṅkrānta, Mriga-sankranta; 1 Definition(s)

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

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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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