Sagana, Sagaṇa: 8 definitions


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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sagaṇa (सगण) refers to “one accompanied by his attendants”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] In the meantime on hearing that Śiva had come to Auṣadhiprastha, the mountain Himavat too went there. Accompanied by his attendants [i.e., sagaṇa], the lord of the mountains bowed to the lord Śiva, worshipped Him with pleasure and eulogised Him with palms joined in reverence. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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;

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sagaṇa (सगण).—a. Attended by troops or flocks.

-ṇaḥ An epithet of Śiva.

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

Sagaṇa (सगण).—[adjective] having troops or followers, surrounded by ([instrumental]); [masculine] [Epithet] of Śiva.

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

1) Sagaṇa (सगण):—[=sa-gaṇa] [from sa > sa-gajāroha] mfn. (sa-) having troops or flocks, attended by followers, accompanied by ([instrumental case]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

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Sagana 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

Sagaṇa (ಸಗಣ):—[noun] = ಸಗಣಿ [sagani].

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Sagaṇa (ಸಗಣ):—[noun] (pros.) a metrical foot consisting of two short syllablic instants followed by a long one (uu-); anapaestus.

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Sagāna (ಸಗಾನ):—[noun] = ಸಘಾನ [saghana].

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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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