Rahugana, Rahūgaṇa: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rahūgaṇa (रहूगण).—A sage who lived in Ṛgvedic times. It was his son Gotama, who composed the 74th Sūkta of the first Maṇḍala of Ṛgveda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rahūgaṇa (रहूगण).—The king of Sindhu—sauvīra kingdom: employed Jaḍa-Bharata as his palanquin bearer, and found fault with him for not bearing it properly: He understood that he was a Brahmana, felt remorse and enquired who he was. Heard precepts on Ātmavidyā from Bharata and became devoted to Hari in a spirit of detachment.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 10. 1-25; 13. 25.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rahūgaṇa (रहूगण).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a race of Ṛṣis.

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Rāhūgaṇa (राहूगण).—[masculine] patron. from rahūgaṇa.

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

1) Rahūgaṇa (रहूगण):—[=rahū-gaṇa] m. ([plural]) Name of a family belonging to the race of the Āṅgirasas, [Ṛg-veda; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] (sg.) Name of the author of the hymns, [Ṛg-veda ix, 37; 38; Anukramaṇikā]

3) Rāhūgaṇa (राहूगण):—mfn. ([from] rāhūgaṇya) [gana] kaṇvādi

4) m. [patronymic] [from] rahū-gaṇa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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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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