Mrigavyadha, aka: Mṛgavyādha, Mriga-vyadha; 7 Definition(s)

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Mrigavyadha 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 Mṛgavyādha can be transliterated into English as Mrgavyadha or Mrigavyadha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध):—One of the Eleven Rudras (ekādaśa-rudra), according to the Agni-purāṇa. The Agni Purāṇa is a religious text containing details on Viṣṇu’s different incarnations (avatar), but also deals with various cultural subjects such as Cosmology, Grammar and Astrology.

Source: Wisdom Library: Agni Purāṇa

1) Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध):—The disguise Śiva took when he went to test the devotion of Paraśurāma. Paraśurāma once went to the forests and did penance to please Śiva to learn archery from him. Śiva in the form of a Mṛgavyādha (“forest hunter”) appeared before Paraśurāma and tested his sincerity in his penance in several ways. Śiva was pleased to find Paraśurāma’s devotion to Śiva unwavering and blessed him. He gave instructions in archery and also permitted him to go round the earth (See Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa, chapter 65)

2) Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध):—One of the Ekādaśarudras (eleven Rudras). (Śloka 2, Chapter 66, Ādi Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध).—A Rudra; an attribute of Śiva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171 39; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 173; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 123.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mṛgavyādha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध, “hunter”) or Mrigayātuka or Mṛgayurefers to an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Mṛgavyādha). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध).—

1) a hunter.

2) Sirius or the dogstar.

3) an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mṛgavyādhaḥ (मृगव्याधः).

Mṛgavyādha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and vyādha (व्याध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgavyādha (मृगव्याध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. A hunter. 2. The dogstar. 3. Siva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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