Sagana, aka: Sagaṇa; 3 Definition(s)


Sagana 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


Sagaṇa (सगण):—Son of Vajranābha (son of Balasthala). He had a son named Vidhṛti. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.3-4)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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

Gaṇapratīka: Antyaguru;
Devatā: Māruta (Pavana);
Svara: Gāndhāra;
Varṇa: Asita;
Gotra: Kauśika;
Rasa: Ghora (Bhayānaka);
Phala: Bhraṃśa;
Nakṣatra: Karabha (Hasta);
Yoni: Mahiṣa;
Rāśi: Kanyā;
Gaṇa: Sura;
Kheṭa: Budha;
Yāma: Turīya (Caturtha);
Vāsa: Marut;
Kula: Pañcama;

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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