Mahabhaga, Mahābhāga, Mahābhāgā, Maha-bhaga: 14 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Mahābhāga (महाभाग) refers to “one who is fortunate” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“O Brahmā, the fortunate [i.e., mahābhāga] disciple of Viṣṇu, O lord, foremost among the devotees of Śiva, please narrate the divine sport of Śiva in detail to me. What did Śiva, separated from Satī, do? When did He go to the excellent ridge of the Himavat to perform penance? How did the discussion between Śivā and Śiva take place? How did Pārvatī attain Śiva by performing penance? O Brahmā, these and other things, connected with the divine life of Śiva, pleasing and auspicious, you kindly narrate”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Mahābhāga (महाभाग).—A son of Devabhāga.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 188.
2) Mahābhāgā (महाभागा).—A Goddess enshrined at Mahālaya.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 44.
Mahābhāga (महाभाग) is the wife of Pṛthu Vainya: the son of Vena and grandson of Aṅga, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] In Cakṣuṣa’s race there were born Aṅga, Kradu, Śiva and many others. Vena was born to Aṅga and from Vena was born Pṛthu Vainya, who was a famous king in ancient times and for the welfare of mankind he milked the earth in the form of a cow. Mahābhāgā, the wife of Pṛthu gave birth to Śikhaṇḍin and Havirdhāna.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā
Mahābhāga (महाभाग) refers to “utterly glorious (sovereigns)”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[This rite] should be employed by utterly glorious Sovereigns (mahābhāga—mahārājair mahābhāgaiḥ) when they are in distress — [for this rite] removes the three kinds of sorrow which begin with the one relating to oneself; causes the destruction of all afflictions; is marked by auspiciousness; destroys all enemies; pacifies (i.e. removes unwanted consequences of ritual mistakes etc.); is the cause of triumph; kills the Demons; brings about prosperities; subdues all; bestows the longest of lives; is meritorious; [and] was perfomed by ancient Kings”.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) very fortunate or blessed, very lucky or prosperous.
2) illustrious, distinguished, glorious; उभौ धर्मौ महाभागौ (ubhau dharmau mahābhāgau) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.268.3; महाभागः कामं नरपतिरभिन्नस्थितिरसौ (mahābhāgaḥ kāmaṃ narapatirabhinnasthitirasau) Ś.5.1; Manusmṛti 3.192.
3) very pure or holy, highly virtuous; पतिव्रता महाभागा कथं नु विचरिष्यति (pativratā mahābhāgā kathaṃ nu vicariṣyati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 4.3.16.
Mahābhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhāga (भाग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahābhāga (महाभाग).—(1) name of a gandharva: Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 162.1; (2) according to Senart, Index, name of a Buddha: Mahāvastu i.124.10; but see Arisūdana.
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Mahābhāgā (महाभागा).—name of a medicinal plant: Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 104.7 (? or adj. with indrahastā, preceding).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) 1. Virtuous in a high degree, pure, holy. 2. Eminent, exalted. E. mahā and bhāga portion.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahābhāga (महाभाग).—adj. 1. eminent. 2. virtuous in a high degree,
Mahābhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhāga (भाग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahābhāga (महाभाग).—[adjective] having a great portion or a good lot; fortunate, prosperous, distinguished, eminent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahābhāga (महाभाग):—[=mahā-bhāga] [from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. one to whom a gr° portion or lot has fallen, highly fortunate, eminent in the highest degree, illustrious, highly distinguished (mostly of persons and frequently in address), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] virtuous in a high degree, pure, holy, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] m. gr° luck, prosperity, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
5) Mahābhāgā (महाभागा):—[=mahā-bhāgā] [from mahā-bhāga > mahā > mah] f. Name of Dākṣāyaṇī in Mahālaya, [Catalogue(s)]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahābhāga (महाभाग):—[mahā-bhāga] (gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) a. Virtuous; eminent, exalted.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] being very much lucky, fortunate.
2) [adjective] very excellent.
3) [adjective] holy; sacred; divine; consecrated.
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1) [noun] a very fortunate man.
2) [noun] a very excellent,superior, meritorious man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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