Mahadhi, Mahādhī, Maha-dhi: 5 definitions


Mahadhi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahādhī (महाधी) refers to one of “great wisdom” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Brahmā:—“[...] O Brahmā, the best of eloquent ones, of great wisdom (i.e., mahādhī), please tell me. What is the subsequent story of the good auspicious mountain? You have narrated the wonderful story of the auspicious antecedents of Menā. The details of the marital rites too are heard. Please continue the subsequent narrative”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahādhī (महाधी).—a. having a great understanding.

Mahādhī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and dhī (धी).

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

Mahādhī (महाधी):—[=mahā-dhī] [from mahā > mah] mfn. having a great understanding, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Śrutabodha]

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Mahadhi 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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