Ragana, Ragaṇa: 2 definitions


Ragana 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Ragaṇa (रगण) refers to one of the eight gaṇas used in Sanskrit metrics (chandas) with which Nañjuṇḍa associated the following:

Gaṇapratīka: Madhyalaghu;
Devatā: Agni;
Svara: Dhaivata;
Varṇa: Rakta;
Gotra: Aṅgīrasa;
Rasa: Śṛṅgāra;
Phala: -;
Nakṣatra: Ambu (Śatatārā);
Yoni: Turaga;
Rāśi: Ghaṭa (Kumbha);
Gaṇa: Palāśa;
Kheṭa: Unta;
Yāma: Tṛtīya;
Vāsa: Hutāśadiś (Hutāśadik);
Kula: Kṣātra;

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ragaṇa (ರಗಣ):—[noun] (pros.) a metrical foot consisting of one long followed by a short and a long syllabic instants(-u-); amphimacer.

context information

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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