Puroga: 11 definitions

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Puroga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Puroga (पुरोग) refers to the “leading (chaplain)”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 17.13.—Accordingly: “The Brahmins headed by the chaplain (purohita-puroga) began to consecrate him who was destined to victory first with Atharvavedic mantras that lead to victory”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Puroga (पुरोग) refers to “excellent”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] My devotion to you nourishes me every day, as the rise of the full moon always nourishes the ocean. On account of the true affluence of victorious devotion to you I even ignore the excellent (puroga) Lakṣmī. The whole world consists of you, Goddess of Gods! Your body is consciousness, you are alone and perfectly established. Nowhere is there ignorance. Thus, where do we see the son of a barren woman run and raise his bow? [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Puroga.—(EI 23), prominent among a particular class of people; sometimes wrongly taken to be the same as Purohita. Note: puroga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puroga (पुरोग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) 1. Going before, preceding. 2. Chief, principal, pre-eminent. E. puras before, and gama who goes.

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

Puroga (पुरोग).—and purogama purogama, i. e. puras-ga and -gama, I. adj. 1. Going before, preceding, [Nala] 4, 20. 2. Chief, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 6, 55. Ii. m. A leader, Mahābhārata 3, 2522.

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

Puroga (पुरोग).—[adjective] going before, first, excellent, best; [masculine] forerunner, leader, chief ([feminine] ā), adj. led or accompanied by, furnished with (—°).

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Purogā (पुरोगा).—[masculine] = [preceding]

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

1) Puroga (पुरोग):—[=puro-ga] [from puro > pur] a mf(ā)n. going before, leading, a leader, chief principal (ifc. preceded or accompanied by), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

2) Purogā (पुरोगा):—[=puro-gā] [from puro > pur] m. a leader, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā etc.]

3) Puroga (पुरोग):—[=puro-ga] b etc. See p. 635, col. 1.

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

Puroga (पुरोग):—[puro-ga] (gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) a. Going before; chief, pre-eminent.

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Puroga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Purōga (ಪುರೋಗ):—[adjective] = ಪುರೋಗಾಮಿ [purogami]1.

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Purōga (ಪುರೋಗ):—[noun] = ಪುರೋಗಮ [purogama].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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