Mahabhisha, Mahābhiṣa: 3 definitions
Mahabhisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Mahābhiṣa can be transliterated into English as Mahabhisa or Mahabhisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Mahābhiṣa (महाभिष):—The name of Śāntanu (one of the three sons of Pratīpa) in a previous birth. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.12)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mahābhiṣa (महाभिष).—The name of Santanu in a previous life.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 237.
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-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahābhiṣa (महाभिष):—m. Name of a sovereign of the race of Ikṣvāku, [Mahābhārata; Kādambarī; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Mahabharata (English) (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
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