Shighraga, Śīghraga: 9 definitions


Shighraga 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 Śīghraga can be transliterated into English as Sighraga or Shighraga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Shighraga in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग) refers to “swift footed animals”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] If the eclipsed disc should appear white, there will be prosperity and plenty in the land, but the Brāhmins will suffer; persons who live by fire will be afflicted with miseries. If the disc should appear yellow, there will be increase of disease in the land and crops will suffer. If the disc should appear of gold color, swift footed animals [i.e., śīghraga] and the Mlecchas will suffer and there will be famine in the land”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shighraga in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग).—One of the sons of Sampāti. (Matsya Purāṇa, 6, 35).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग).—A son of Sampāti.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 35.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Shighraga was a King of the solar dynasty, the son of Agnivarna, and an ancestor of Rama. His son is Maru.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) Going quick. E. śīghra and ga who goes.

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

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग).—[adjective] going quickly, hastening, swift.

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

1) Śīghraga (शीघ्रग):—[=śīghra-ga] [from śīghra] mf(ā)n. going or moving or running quickly, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the sun, [Mahābhārata] of a son of Agni-varṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a hare, [Pañcatantra]

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

Śīghraga (शीघ्रग):—[śīghra-ga] (gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) a. Going quickly or expeditiously.

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Shighraga 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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