Mahabhagya, Maha-bhagya, Māhābhāgya, Mahābhāgya: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahabhagya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahābhāgya (महाभाग्य) refers to a “fortunate (mountain)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] O celestial sage, listen to a detailed narration of the arrival of those mountains. [...] O dear, the delighted mountain Niṣadha came along with his attendants. He was very brilliant. The fortunate (mahābhāgya) mountain Gandhamādana came with great pleasure along with his children and womenfolk. Mountains Karavīra and Mahendra of great wealth and prosperity also came there. Pāriyātra came with attendants, children and womenfolk. He was brilliant and delighted. He had brought many gems and jewels with him. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Māhābhāgya (माहाभाग्य).—Great prosperity, good luck.

Derivable forms: māhābhāgyam (माहाभाग्यम्).

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Mahābhāgya (महाभाग्य).—

1) extreme good fortune, great good luck, prosperity.

2) great excellence or merit.

Derivable forms: mahābhāgyam (महाभाग्यम्).

Mahābhāgya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhāgya (भाग्य). See also (synonyms): mahābhāgatā, mahātva.

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

Mahābhāgya (महाभाग्य).—n. great luck, happiness, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 1, 1; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 244 (Jones: Transcendent excellence).

Mahābhāgya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and bhāgya (भाग्य).

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

Mahābhāgya (महाभाग्य).—[neuter] high power or importance.

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

1) Mahābhāgya (महाभाग्य):—[=mahā-bhāgya] [from mahā > mah] mfn. exceedingly fortunate (-tā f.), [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] n. gr° luck or happiness, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] high excellence, exalted position, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Pratāparudrīya] (cf. māhābhāgya).

4) Māhābhāgya (माहाभाग्य):—[=māhā-bhāgya] [from māhā] n. = mahā-bh, [Nirukta, by Yāska vii, 4 etc.]

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Mahabhagya in German

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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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