Mahadeva, Mahādevā, Mahādeva, Maha-deva: 35 definitions


Mahadeva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

1) Mahādeva (महादेव):—One of the eight names of Rudra, given to him by Brahmā, according to the Pādma-purāṇa. This aspect became the presiding deity over the moon. The corresponding name of the consort is Rohiṇī. His son is called Budha.

2) Mahādeva:—First of the eleven emanations of Rudra (ekādaśa-rudra), according to the Aṃśumadbhedāgama and the Śilparatna. The images of this aspects of Śiva should have three eyes, four arms, jaṭāmakuṭas and be of white colour. It should be draped also in white clothes and be standing erect (samabhaṅga) on a padmapīṭha. It should be adorned with all ornaments and with garlands composed of all flowers and it should keep their front right hand in the abhaya and the front left hand in the varada poses, while it should carry in the back right hand the paraśu and in the back left hand the mṛga.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

Mahādeva (महादेव) iconography is described in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, the image of Mahādeva should be placed on a statue of bull. But according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā, the picture of bull should be placed on the flag of the image of Mahādeva. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, five faces of the image of Mahādeva are instructed to be made.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

1) Mahādeva (महादेव, “Supreme among gods”):—One of the eleven epithets of Rudra, as adressed to in the second chapter of Śrī-rudram. These names represent his various attributes.

2) Mahādeva (महादेव) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Vārāṇasi, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (e.g., Mahādeva) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Mahādeva (महादेव) is the name of a deity who received the Makuṭāgama from Śiva through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The makuṭa-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Mahādeva obtained the Makuṭāgama from Śiva who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Mahādeva in turn, transmitted it to through divya-sambandha to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Makuṭāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Mahādeva (महादेव) refers to the “supreme god” and is used to describe Śarva, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 1.116-125.—Accordingly, “Engaged in the path of the observance of the skull, the Lord wanders, free from attachment, displaying the Lokamārga and the supreme Lokātīta. And the lokas are designated ‘bound souls’, including gods, demons and men. No one realizes the supreme certainty with respect to knowledge of the self. And except for Śarva, the supreme god, there is no such behaviour of another [God]. No other god has certainty of knowledge. There is no such behaviour anywhere in the world with all its Gods. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahadeva in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mahādeva (महादेव).—Śiva. (See under Śiva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahādeva (महादेव) is a name of Śiva, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya chapter 4.—Accordingly, “[...] [Cañculā] saw the three-eyed Mahādeva, the eternal, being served devotedly by Viṣṇu, Brahmā and other gods. He had the brilliance of ten million suns and was reverently served by Gaṇeśa, Bhṛṅgi, Nandīśa Vīrabhadreśvara and others. His neck had a blue hue; he had five faces, three eyes, the crescent moon as crest-ornament and his left side was apportioned to Gaurī who had the brilliance of lightning. He was white in complexion like camphor and wore all ornaments. Besmeared with white ashes all over the body and clad in white cloth he shone brilliantly”.

Mahādeva is mentioned as one of the eight names of Śiva (śivanāma) in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the eight names of Śiva viz:—Hara, Maheśvara, Śambhu, Śūlapāṇi, Pinākadhṛk, Śiva, Paśupati and Mahādeva shall be used respectively for the rites of bringing the clay, kneading, installation, invocation, ceremonial ablution, worship, craving the forbearance and ritualistic farewell. Each of the names shall be prefixed with Oṃkāra. The name shall be used in the dative case and Namaḥ shall be added to them. The rites shall be performed respectively with great devotion and joy. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Mahādeva (महादेव).—An attribute of Śiva;1 presiding deity of the moon;2 in one of his previous births was Kṛṣṇa;3 of the Kailāsa hill;4 drinks soma;5 worshipped by Lavaṇa Asura;6 worshipped by the followers of Bhaṇḍa;7 claimed Bhṛgu as his son;8 made the mind-born creatures of Dakṣa not to grow; blessed Surabhī with eleven sons, Rudras;9 Śukra went to, for learning nītī;10 roamed about in the Mahākālavana with Pārvatī;11 in his name Gārgya performed penance for a son.12 avatārs of, were in Kali and not in the previous yugas;13 his mānasītanu, Candra;14 wife Rohiṇī and son Budha.15

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 26. 1; Matsya-purāṇa 47. 75; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 6.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 246. 61; 265. 42.
  • 3) Ib. 47. 1.
  • 4) Ib. 54. 2.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 28. 89.
  • 6) Ib. III. 3. 70; 7. 91-2.
  • 7) Ib. III. 10. 17; 21. 76; 25. 14; 60. 28; 72. 3, 108, 116. IV. 10. 29; 11. 32; 12. 16.
  • 8) Ib. III. 1. 38.
  • 9) Ib. III. 2. 4.
  • 10) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 75.
  • 11) Ib. 179. 3.
  • 12) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 23. 3.
  • 13) Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 2.
  • 14) Ib. 27. 16.
  • 15) Ib. 27. 47, 56.

2) Mahādevā (महादेवा).—A daughter of Devakā and Vasudeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 130.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Mahādeva (महादेव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahādeva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Mahādeva (महादेव) effects how the universe is created, maintained and dissolved, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—This universe is encircled on the outer side by water, fire, air, the ākāśa and the bhūtādi and then by the mahat and the avyakta, each of which is ten times as large as the earth.There are thus seven coverings. The universe is like coconut fruit with various shell-coverings. In proper time, again by causing a preponderance of tamas, God eats up the universe in His form as Rudra and again creates it in His form as Brahmā. He maintains the world in his form as Viṣṇu. The production of the Universe and its maintenance and ultimate dissolution are all effected through the playful activity (svalilayā) of Lord Mahādeva.

2) Mahādeva (महादेव) is the deity to be worshipped in the month Phālguna for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In the month of Phālguna, tooth-brush is of vaṭa, food is milk, the deity is Mahādeva and the result is eight times that of rājasūya.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Mahādeva (महादेव) is the Sanskrit name for a deity (lit: “creator of all the worlds”), to be worshipped during raṅgapūjā, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.1-8. Accordingly, the master of the dramatic art who has been initiated for the purpose shall consecrate the playhouse after he has made obeisance (e.g., to Mahādeva).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: The religion and philosophy of the Veda and the Upanishads (dharmashastra)

Mahādeva (महादेव) is the name of a deity to be invoked in a certain ritual, according to the Mānavagṛhyasūtra 2.14. Accordingly, the deity is prescribed when one suffers from possession by the Vināyakas, Śālakaṭaṅkaṭa, Kūṣmāṇḍarājaputra, Usmita and Devayajana. The Baijavāpagṛhyasūtra replaces the names of last two vināyakas with Mita and Sammita. According to R. C. Hazra in his Gaṇapati-worship, “this rite is both expiatory and propitiatory in nature and in which various things including meat and fish (both raw and cooked) and wine and cakes are to be offered”..

The gṛhya-sūtras are a branch of dharma-sūtras and refer to a category of Vedic literature dealing with domstic rites and rituals. The Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra belongs to the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda. The Baijavāpa-gṛhya-sūtra is known only through references to it in other works (e.g., Vīramitrodaya-Saṃskāra).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Mahādeva (महादेव).—A grammarian of the Kātantra school who has written a gloss on the कातन्त्रवृत्ति (kātantravṛtti) of दुर्गसिंह (durgasiṃha).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Mahādeva (महादेव) refers to:—(see Śiva). (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Mahādeva (महादेव) represents the number 11 (eleven) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 11—mahādeva] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

1) Mahādeva (महादेव) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Mahādeva).

2) Mahādeva (महादेव) also refers to a group of deities summoned by the Yamāntaka-mantra and mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Mahādeva (महादेव) refers to a class of kimpuruṣa deities according to the Śvetāmbara tradition, while the Digambara does not recognize this class. The kimpuruṣas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The kimpuruṣas are are golden in appearance according to Digambara, but white in complexion with very bright faces according to Śvetāmbara.

The deities such as the Mahādevas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Mahādeva (महादेव) refers to the “great deity” (i.e., Rudra), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Rudra [com.mahādeva—‘the Great Deity’] , elephants of the quarters, gods, demons, aerial spirits, aquatic predators, the planets, the Vyantaras , the guardians of the quarters of the sky, the enemies [of Vāsudeva], Hari, Bala, the chief of the snakes, the lord of the discus (i.e. Viṣṇu) and others who are powerful, the wind, the sun, etc. all themselves having come together are not able to protect an embodied soul even for an instant [when death is] initiated by the servants of Yama”.

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Mahādeva (महादेव) or Mahādevastavana is the name of a work by Hemacandra dealing with classical hymns and stotras from Jain literature.—The Mahādeva-stavana (in Sanskrit) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Mahādeva-stavana is a hymn to the idea of a Jina, the true great God (Mahādeva). The purpose is to extol his superiority over Śiva in the perspective of the conversion of king Kumārapāla to Jainism. It is a powerful hymn marked by two refrains: mahādevaḥ sa ucyate (3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12) and ekamūrttiḥ kathaṃ bhavet (21 to 32).

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India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Mahādeva (महादेव) refers to a mountain (giri).—Pāṇḍraṅhgapalli grant of Avidheya describes the hill Mahādeva-giri, to the east of which flowed the river Ane (Yenna). The Mahādeva-giri has been identified with the Mahadeo Hills, one of the important spurs of the Sahya mountain. The Mahadeo Hills start about ten miles north of Mahābleśvara and stretch across the whole breath of Satara district in Maharashtra. Professor Mirashi, however, points out the difficulty in identifying Mahadeo Hills with the Mahādeva-giri of the grant. The difficulty arises because the Mahodeo Hills lie to the east of the Ane of Yenna river, while according to the grant, the Ane or Yenna river flowed to the east of Mahādeva-giri. He, therefore, suggests that Mahādeva-giri should be identified with the Mahābleśvara hills in the Satara district.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Mahādeva (A.D. 1195-1198/99) is the name of a member of the Kākatīya royal dynasty.—Rudradeva was succeeded by his brother Mahādeva. The Khaṇḍavalli copper plates grant of Pratāparudra dated A.D. 1289 states that Rudra had given his kingdom to Mahādeva as a regent to the young prince Gaṇapatideva. The Upparapalli inscription dated A.D. 1235-56 states Gaṇapatideva as the son of Rudradeva. Some of the local records also describe Rudra as the father of Gaṇapatideva. Since Rudra had no issues he would have adopted Gaṇapatideva as his son and entrusted the kingdom to Mahādeva as the regent of Gṇapatideva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahādeva.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘eleven’. Note: mahādeva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahādēva (महादेव).—m (S) Shiva, the third deity of the Hindu triad. 2 The board forming the upper member or handle of the Weaver's phaṇī or comb. This, together with the pole or cylindrical piece at the bottom, called pārvatī, compose a frame for the phaṇī and furnish it with the needed weight for its office of pressing and closing the woof. This comb-frame, mahādēvapārvatī, is also called hātyādāṇḍī.

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

mahādēva (महादेव).—m Shiva. mahādēvī f The wife of Shiva.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahādeva (महादेव).—Name of Śiva. (-) 1 Name of Pārvatī.

2) the chief queen.

Derivable forms: mahādevaḥ (महादेवः).

Mahādeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and deva (देव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahādeva (महादेव).—(1) name of a king, of the race of Mahāsaṃ-mata and corresp. to Pali Makhādeva(!): Mahāvyutpatti 3582; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.111.19 ff.; (2) name of a prince, son of Mahāratha and [Page423-a+ 71] brother of Mahāsattva: Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 206.12; 225.13 ff.; (3) name of a god: Gaṇḍavyūha 218.6 ff.; perhaps understood as the same as Sanskrit Mahādeva (Śiva); but his residence is Dvāravatī (q.v.), and he has four arms (219.1); both things suggest Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahādeva (महादेव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Siva. f. (-vī) Durga the wife of Siva. E. mahā great, and deva god; the epithet Maha compounded with a substantive forms many appellatives of these deities especially; thus Siva is Mahakala, Maharudra, Mahes'hwara, &c. and Durga is named Mahavidya, Mahasmriti, Mahamedha, Mahamoha, &c. &c.

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

Mahādeva (महादेव).—I. m. Śiva. Ii. f. . 1. Durgā. 2. a queen, Chr. 50, 7.

Mahādeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and deva (देव).

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

Mahādeva (महादेव).—[masculine] the great god, [especially] Rudra-Śiva or Viṣṇu; [feminine] ī the great goddess i.e. Pārvatī or Lakṣmī, the first wife of a king.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mahādeva (महादेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king, nephew of Kṛṣṇa, son of Jaitrapāla, grandson of Śaṅghaṇa, patron of Hemādri. Pariśeṣakhaṇḍa 2, 6.

2) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Candrapati, younger brother of Bhagīratha Megha (Dravyaprakāśikā). Hall. p. 66.

Mahādeva has the following synonyms: Maheśa.

3) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Soma, grandson of Hari, father of Goṇiga, grandfather of Acyuta (Rasasaṃgrahasiddhānta). W. p. 299.

4) Mahādeva (महादेव):—husband of Sumitrā, father of Jayadeva, the author of the Candrāloka and Prasannarāghava. L. 1784. Oxf. 141^b.

5) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Bālakṛṣṇa, father of Divākara (Śrāddhacandrikāprakāśa, etc.), grandfather of Vaidyanātha (Śrāddhacandrikāprakāśānukramaṇikā). W. p. 312. L. 734.

6) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Rāmeśvara, father of Divākara (Dānacandrikā). Io. 618.

7) Mahādeva (महादेव):—father of Maheśa (Smārtaprayogaratna). Sb. 135.

8) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Gaṅgādhara, father of Yājñikadīkṣita (Yājñikavallabhā) and Lakṣmīdhara. W. p. 52. Ben. 8.

9) Mahādeva (महादेव):—father of Vāsudeva (Mīmāṃsākautūhalavṛtti). Hall. p. 182.

10) Mahādeva (महादेव):—father of Vaidyanātha Pāyaguṇḍe (Paribhāṣenduśekharakāśikā, etc.).

11) Mahādeva (महादेव):—poet. Śp. p. 71. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Compare Karañjamahādeva.

12) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Adbhutadarpaṇa nāṭaka.

13) Mahādeva (महादेव):—pupil of Svayamprakāśatīrtha: Amarakośaṭīkā Budhamanoharā.

14) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Avyayakośa. He quotes the Siddhāntakaumudī and Tattvabodhinī.

15) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Āśvalāyanaśrautasūtravyākhyā.

16) Mahādeva (महादेव):—
—[commentary] on Mallamalla's Udārarāghava.

17) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Kādambarīṭīkā.

18) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Candrālokana (?) alaṃk. Rasodadhi Rasataraṅgiṇīṭīkā.

19) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Tithinirṇaya. Tithiratna. Nirṇayasiddhānta [dharma]

20) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Dharmatattvasaṃgraha.

21) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Nibandhasarvasva [dharma]

22) Mahādeva (महादेव):—(?): Mahārasāyanavidhi med.

23) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Yajamānavaijayantī. Compare Prayogavaijayantī.

24) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Yogasūtraṭīkā. Haṭhapradīpikāṭīkā.

25) Mahādeva (महादेव):—client of Rājasiṃha: Rājasiṃhasudhāsindhu. Cambr. 24 (Masūrikādhyāya). Bik. 654.

26) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Saṃtānadīpikā jy.

27) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Subodhinī [dharma] Oppert. Ii, 8106.

28) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Svātmaprabodha.

29) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Horāpradīpa.

30) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Kāhvajit: Kuṇḍapradīpa. Mahādevī. Muhūrtadīpaka and—[commentary], written in 1661. Muhūrtasiddhi. Meghamālā. Sārasaṃgraha jy.

31) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Dhundhuka: Śabdasiddhi, a
—[commentary] on Durgasiṃha’s Kātantravṛtti. Kh. 44.

32) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Nārāyaṇa: Kāmyeṣṭiprayoga Hiraṇyak.

33) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Luṇiga, wrote in 1264:
—[commentary] on Śrīpati’s Jyotiṣaratnamālā.

34) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Somanātha: Ujjvalā Hiraṇyakeśisūtraṭīkā (seems to be the
—[commentary] on the Dharmasūtra). Prayogavaijayantī on Hiraṇyakeśikalpasūtra. Śrautacandrikā Baudh. Ben. 7. Hiraṇyakeśisūtraprayogaratna.

35) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Candrapati, brother of Bhagīratha Megha (Dravyaprakāśikā) and Dāmodara. Hall. p. 66.

Mahādeva has the following synonyms: Maheśa.

36) Mahādeva (महादेव):—father of Anantadeva (Nirṇayabindu). Stein 93.

37) Mahādeva (महादेव):—father of Raṅganātha Āraḍa (Daśakumārapūrvapīthikāsāra). Stein 81.

38) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Uṇādikośa.

39) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Viṭṭhaleśvarasyāṣṭottaraśatanāmastotra.

40) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Kṛṣṇa Sūri: Adbhutadarpaṇa nāṭaka.

41) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Nārāyaṇa. Take hither the works on p. 437^b, where instead of Somanātha the proper reading is Nārāyaṇa.

42) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Mādhava Dīkṣita, who was a grandson of Jagannātha Paṇḍitarāja: Bhāminīvilāsaṭīkā.

43) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Śrīpati: Nibandhasarvasva.

44) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Mīmāṃsānyāyasaṃgraha.

45) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Nārāyaṇa: Kāmyeṣṭiprayoga Hiraṇyak.

46) Mahādeva (महादेव):—C. on the Aśvistuti in the Mahābhārata.

47) Mahādeva (महादेव):—Vaidyakasaṃgraha.

48) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Kāhnajit, composed in 1648: Bhāveśaphalapradīpa.

49) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Viśvanātha: Āśaucatattva.

50) Mahādeva (महादेव):—son of Pāṭhaka Harivaṃśa: Narapatijayacaryāṭīkā Jayalakṣmī.

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

1) Mahādeva (महादेव):—[=mahā-deva] [from mahā > mah] m. ‘the gr° deity’, Name of Rudra or Śiva or one of his attendant deities, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] of one of the 8 forms of R° or Ś°, [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

4) [v.s. ...] of various authors etc., [Catalogue(s)] (also dīkṣita-m, dvi-vedi-m; cf. below)

5) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]

6) Mahādevā (महादेवा):—[=mahā-devā] [from mahā-deva > mahā > mah] f. Name of a daughter of Devaka, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([wrong reading] for saha-devā)

7) Mahādeva (महादेव):—[=mahā-deva] [from mahā > mah] n. Name of a Tantra, [Catalogue(s); Āryavidyā-sudhākara] (cf. śiva-tantra)

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

Mahādeva (महादेव):—[mahā-deva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Shiva. f. () Durgā.

[Sanskrit to German]

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahādēva (ಮಹಾದೇವ):—

1) [noun] the Supreme God.

2) [noun] Śiva.

3) [noun] Viṣṇu.

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