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Maga m. pl. Magi Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary a magian a priest of the sun pl. N. of a country in Sakadvipa inhabited chiefly by Brahmans Maga is Agam backwards There were three Magi who came to worship Christ. They brought Gold Heaven Sarasvati Frankincense Earth Parvati Myrrh Underworld Lakshmi
 
The word maga refers to a dynasty of priests of whom Jarasabdha was a progenitor. In ancient Iran, the hereditary priestly caste was called the Magi. Bhavisya Purana states that Jarasabdha was born in the family line of vira-aditya, "the powerful Aditya" (sun-god). The Vedic scriptures list twelve Adityas (sons of Aditi, the mother of the demigods). They are the twelve spokes of the kala-cakra, the wheel of time. Chandogya Upanisad 3. 8. 1 proclaims Varuna the chief Aditya.
 
Zarathushtra uses Maga for the "Fellowship" he founded through his existential philosophy  and "Magavan" for every member of the "Magnanimity." The two words -- Maga and Magavan -- are mentioned for eight times in the Gathas (Maga: Songs 2:11, 11:14, 16:11, 16:16, 17.7 (twice), and Magavan: 6:7, 16:15). Zarathushtra calls his Maga as "maz, great" in two Gathic stanzas --  Maz Maga, the Great Magnanimity, Great Fellowship (2:11 and 11:14).

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