Rishigana, Ṛṣigaṇa: 4 definitions


Rishigana 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.

The Sanskrit term Ṛṣigaṇa can be transliterated into English as Rsigana or Rishigana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rishigana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ṛṣigaṇa (ऋषिगण) refers to the “company of the sages”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.36 (“The statements of the seven sages”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to the Seven Sages: “On hearing these words in a worldly vein uttered by Śiva they laughingly replied to Sadāśiva, lord of the gods. The sages said:—‘Please invite and summon Viṣṇu with his retinue, Brahmā with his sons, lord Indra, all the sages (ṛṣigaṇa), Yakṣas, Gandharvas, Kinnaras, Siddhas, Vidyādharas, heavenly nymphs and others. All of them will jointly accomplish everything for you. There is no doubt about it’”

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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

[«previous next»] — Rishigana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣigaṇa (ऋषिगण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A company or number of sages. E. ṛṣi and gaṇa a number.

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

Ṛṣigaṇa (ऋषिगण):—[=ṛṣi-gaṇa] [from ṛṣi] m. the company or number of sages, host of patriarchal sages.

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

Ṛṣigaṇa (ऋषिगण):—[ṛṣi-gaṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. Sages.

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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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