Mahagarta, Mahāgarta, Maha-garta: 5 definitions


Mahagarta 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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mahagarta in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Mahāgarta (महागर्त) refers to a “great hole”, according to the Vijñānabhairavatantra verse 115.—Accordingly, [while teaching contemplative techniques]: “Having stood above a great hole (mahāgarta) such as a well, an immediate absorption of the mind clearly and completely arises for [the Yogin] whose mind is free of thoughts because of gazing [into it]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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

Mahāgarta (महागर्त).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mahāgartaḥ (महागर्तः).

Mahāgarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and garta (गर्त). See also (synonyms): mahāgarbha, mahāgīta.

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

Mahāgarta (महागर्त):—[=mahā-garta] [from mahā > mah] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

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Mahagarta 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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