Mrikanda, Mṛkaṇḍa: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Mṛkaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Mrkanda or Mrikanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mrikanda in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mṛkaṇḍa (मृकण्ड).—A son of Dhātri (Vidhātā,, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and Niyatī; married Manasvinī; father of the sage Mārkaṇḍeya;1 visited Paraśurāma in penance.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 44-5; XII. 8. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 6; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 5; 41. 44; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 4.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 23 4.
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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mṛkaṇḍa (मृकण्ड).—[masculine] [Name] of an ancient sage.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mṛkaṇḍa (मृकण्ड):—(and ḍaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) m. Name of an ancient sage, the father of Mārkaṇḍeya, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] (cf. [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 38 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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Mrikanda in German

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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 (even English!). 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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