Trigana, Trigaṇa, Tri-gana: 3 definitions


Trigana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

trigaṇa (त्रिगण).—m S The three classes of the objects of human pursuit or desire--money, woman or pleasure, and virtue. 2 The three classes of beings--dēva, manuṣya, rākṣasa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trigaṇa (त्रिगण).—an aggregate of the three objects of worldly existence; i. e. धर्म, अर्थ (dharma, artha) and काम (kāma); न बाधतेऽस्य त्रिगणः परस्परम् (na bādhate'sya trigaṇaḥ parasparam) Ki.1.11; see त्रिवर्ग (trivarga) below.

Derivable forms: trigaṇaḥ (त्रिगणः).

Trigaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and gaṇa (गण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trigaṇa (त्रिगण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) The aggregate of three human objects, or virtue, wealth, and desire. E. tri three, and gaṇa a class: see trivarga.

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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. 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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