Mahānāda, aka: Mahānādā, Mahanada, Mahānada; 4 Definition(s)
Mahānāda (महानाद) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Aṭṭahāsa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Mahānāda) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.
1) Mahānada (महानद).—A R. from the Rkṣa hill.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 29.
2a) Mahānāda (महानाद).—An Asura residing in Tatvalam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 16.
2b) A name of Vighneśvara.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 67.
2c) A tīrtha sacred to the Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
3) Mahānādā (महानादा).—A mother goddess.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 31.
The name of this chakra means 'Great Sound', and it is in the shape of a plough. It represents the primal sound from which emanates all of creation.
Also see: Sahasrāra.
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