Mrigendra, Mṛgēndra, Mṛgendra, Mriga-indra: 9 definitions


Mrigendra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 terms Mṛgēndra and Mṛgendra can be transliterated into English as Mrgendra or Mrigendra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Mṛgendra (मृगेन्द्र) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (eg., mṛgendra) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Mṛgendra (r. 12-9 BCE) or Mṛgendra Śātakarṇi is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (eg., Mṛgendra Śātakarṇi) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Mṛgendra Śātakarṇi was preceded by Skandasvāti and succeeded by Kuntala Śātakarṇi.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mṛgēndra (मृगेंद्र).—m (S Chief of beasts.) Poetical terms for the lion.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mṛgēndra (मृगेंद्र).—m A lion.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mṛgendra (मृगेन्द्र).—

1) a lion; ततो मृगेन्द्रस्य मृगेन्द्रगामी (tato mṛgendrasya mṛgendragāmī) R.2.3.

2) a tiger.

3) the sign Leo of the zodiac. °आसनम् (āsanam) a throne. °आस्यः (āsyaḥ) an epithet of Śiva. °चटकः (caṭakaḥ) a hawk.

Derivable forms: mṛgendraḥ (मृगेन्द्रः).

Mṛgendra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and indra (इन्द्र).

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

Mṛgendra (मृगेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) A lion. E. mṛga an animal, indra lord, master.

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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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