Mrigavithi, Mṛgavīthī, Mriga-vithi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Mrigavithi 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 Mṛgavīthī can be transliterated into English as Mrgavithi or Mrigavithi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (M) next»] — Mrigavithi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mṛgavīthī (मृगवीथी).—In the Dakṣiṇa mārga; Jyeṣṭha, Viśākha and Maitram are the nakṣatras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 124. 59.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (M) next»] — Mrigavithi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgavīthī (मृगवीथी).—Name of that portion of the moon's course which includes the constellations श्रवणा, शतभिषज् (śravaṇā, śatabhiṣaj) and पूर्वाभाद्रपदा (pūrvābhādrapadā).

Mṛgavīthī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and vīthī (वीथी). See also (synonyms): mṛgavīthikā.

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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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