Mahadyuti, Mahādyuti: 10 definitions
Mahadyuti 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Mahādyuti (महाद्युति).—A King in ancient India. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Verse 232).
2) Mahādyuti (महाद्युति).—One of the sons of the Yakṣa Maṇibhadra by Puṇyajanī.Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति) refers to “great brilliance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“The goddess of great brilliance [i.e., mahādyuti] assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry in accordance with the ways of the world. On account of her splendour that diffused all round the lying-in-couch, the midnight lamps that burnt in the lying-in-chamber were rendered dim in a trice, O sage. The women in the house were extremely glad on hearing the gentle cry of the child. In their excited flutter and great pleasure they rushed in. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति).—A Yakṣa, and a son of Puṇyajanī.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 124.
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.21, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahādyuti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति) refers to the “very brilliant” (i.e., doomsday fire, or vāḍava), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The doomsday fire (vāḍava) is there in the middle, very brilliant (mahādyuti), its nature radiant energy (tejas). The Doomsday Fire destroys all (the universe) moving and immobile consisting of Māyā just as it does all the waters (of phenomenal existence). [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति).—adj. supremely glorious, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 87.
Mahādyuti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and dyuti (द्युति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति).—[adjective] of great splendour or glory.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahādyuti (महाद्युति):—[=mahā-dyuti] [from mahā > mah] mfn. of gr° splendour, very bright or glorious, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
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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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