Mahabhagavata, Mahābhāgavata, Maha-bhagavata, Mahābhagavata: 9 definitions


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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Mahabhagavata in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत) refers to “topmost devotee of the Supreme Lord”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत) refers to:—A pure devotee of Śrī Bhagavān in the highest stage of devotional life, who is expert in Vedic literature, has full faith in Śrī Kṛṣṇa and can deliver the whole world. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Mahābhagavata (महाभगवत) refers to:—Great devotee. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)

Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत) refers to a “great devotee” according to the commentary on Piḷḷai Lōkācārya’s Arthapañcaka.—Accordingly, “The person who does this ācāryābhimāna is incapable of doing anything else. With regard to him, reflecting on his lowliness and the happiness of the Lord if he were to obtain him, like a mother, who when her child falls ill, sees this as her own fault and gives it medicine, the Ācārya is that greatly compassionate one and great devotee (mahābhāgavata) who can undertake the means of salvation for the soul. All that the souls has to do is to surrender to the love for him and, [as in the saying], ‘if you were to give me the certain prize, then we are meant to obtain it’, with regard to all his activities do and not do what he [the Ācārya] commands.”

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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[«previous next»] — Mahabhagavata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत).—the great Bhāgavata, one of the 18 Purāṇas.

-taḥ a great worshipper of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: mahābhāgavatam (महाभागवतम्).

Mahābhāgavata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhāgavata (भागवत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत):—[=mahā-bhāgavata] [from mahā > mah] m. a great worshipper of Bhagavat (Viṣṇu), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (with or [scilicet] purāṇa) the gr° Bhāgavata Purāṇa, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahābhāgavata (महाभागवत):—[mahā-bhāgavata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Greatly honoured or 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.

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