Mrigashira, aka: Mṛgaśira, Mriga-shira, Mṛgaśirā; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Mṛgaśira and Mṛgaśirā can be transliterated into English as Mrgasira or Mrigashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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mṛgaśira (मृगशिर) [or मृगशीर्ष, mṛgaśīrṣa].—m pl (S) The fifth nakṣatra or lunar mansion.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mṛgaśira (मृगशिर) [or mṛgaśīrṣa, or मृगशीर्ष].—m pl The fifth nakṣatra or lunar mansion.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Derivable forms: mṛgaśiraḥ (मृगशिरः).
Mṛgaśira is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and śira (शिर). See also (synonyms): mṛgaśiras.
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Mṛgaśirā (मृगशिरा).—Name of the fifth lunar mansion consisting of three stars.
Mṛgaśirā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and śirā (शिरा).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mṛgaśirā (मृगशिरा).—(°-) (stem in comp.; for Sanskrit °śiras; so once Sanskrit Lex., acc. to BR f.), n. of a nakṣatra (perh. n. sg. m. in comp.?): °rā-nakṣatraṃ Divy 639.12.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - The story of Mṛgaśiras < [Chapter XXX - The Characteristics of Prajñā]
The Parūrasutta (story of Vivādabala) < [Part 3 - The Prajñā and the teaching of the Dharma]
Act 5.3: Description of the six tremblings of the earth (bhūmicala) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: Sambhava’s birth < [Chapter I - Sambhavajinacaritra]
Part 12: Sambhava’s kevala < [Chapter I - Sambhavajinacaritra]
Part 17: Sambhava’s mokṣa (nirvāṇa, emancipation) < [Chapter I - Sambhavajinacaritra]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LXI - Influences of the moon in her different mansions < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CXXXVII - The Damanaka Tryodasi Vratas < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Paraskara-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)