Mahabali, aka: Mahābalī; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Mahābali (महाबलि).—See under the word Bali.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Mahabali (or Bali) was a benevolent Asura King defeated by the god Vishnu.

See Bali.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Marathi-English dictionary

Mahabali in Marathi glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

mahābali (महाबलि).—m (S) pop. mahābaḷī m A great offering (as of dressed food, of flesh &c.) in contradistinction from the ordinary offerings, or as made to propitiate the Pishach &c.

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mahābaḷī (महाबळी).—a Very powerful or strong.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahābaḷī (महाबळी).—m Great offering. a Very power- ful.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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