Sauragana, aka: Saura-Gana, Sauragaṇa; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Sauragaṇa (सौरगण).—A group of seven in relation to Sūrya, changing every month. While the sage chants the vedas in his praise, the Gandharva sings, the Apsarasas dance, the Nāga makes fast his chariot, the Yakṣa makes his chariot and the Rākṣasa pushes it from behind. Preceding the chariot the Vālakhilyas move praising his glory.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 27, 46-49.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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