Mrigashirasha, aka: Mṛgaśiraṣa, Mriga-shirasha; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
mṛgaśiraṣa is the 5th nakṣatra or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology is the constellation Orion. Its position is described in the Surya Siddhānta. The first two carana/pada (quarters) of this nakṣatra are part of Vṛṣabha Rāśi (Taurus). The latter half of this star belong to Mithuna Rāśi (Gemini).
etymology: mṛgaśiraṣa (popularly spelled Mārgaśīrṣa/Mṛgaśira) (Devanagari: मृगशिर)(Tamil: மிருகசீரிடம்) (Kannada: ಮೃಗಶಿರ). The term Mṛgaśira (मृगशिर) a composite of two Sanskrit words, mṛga (मृग) meaning animal/beast and śira (शिर) meaning head or precisely, the top of the head.
The names Mṛgaśira and Mārgaśīrṣa/Mṛgaśīrṣa are sometimes used interchangeably. Grammatically, Mārgaśīrṣa means "of Mṛgaśira" or "related to Mṛgaśira". Thus Mṛgaśira is the correct name of the star, while Mārgaśīrṣa is the name of the month related to Mṛgaśira, i.e., the month in which moon will be in conjuncture with the Mṛgaśira nakṣatra. In Malayalam it is called Makayeeram.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
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