Mahaghosha, Mahāghoṣa, Maha-ghosha: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Mahāghoṣa can be transliterated into English as Mahaghosa or Mahaghosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष).— The mahāghoṣas are a group of celestial beings living in the lower regions of adholoka (lower world) according to Jaina cosmology. Adholoka is made up of seven regions and offers residence to the infernal beings existing within these lands.Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Mahāghoṣā (महाघोषा) is the name of a (celestial) bell to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
“[...] aroused by the sound of the bell mahāghoṣā, the Lord of the Aiśānakalpa, carrying a trident, having a bull as a vehicle, seated in a car Puṣpaka made by the Abhiyogya Puṣpaka, descended on the south of Aiśānakalpa by an oblique path to Mt. Ratikara in the northeast of Nandīśvara”.
2) Mahāghoṣā (महाघोषा) and Sughoṣā are the two Indras of the Stanitas who came to the peak of Meru for partaking in the birth-ceremonies of Ṛṣabha, according to the same chapter 1.2.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष) refers to one of the two Indras (lords) of the Vātakumāra (stormy youths) class of “residential celestial beings” (bhavanavāsin), itself a main division of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.3. The Vātakumāras purify the path on which the ford-makers walk. Vailamba and Mahāghoṣa are the two lords in the Fiendish-youths residential celestial beings.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष).—a. noisy, loud-sounding.
-ṣam a market, fair.
-ṣaḥ a loud noise, clamour.
Mahāghoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and ghoṣa (घोष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) A great noise, a loud sound. n.
(-ṣaṃ) A market, a fair. f.
(-ṣā) 1. A plant, commonly called Karkatasringi or Crab's horn described as a climbing and milky plant, and supposed to be the Asclepias geminata. 2. Gum olibanum tree. E. mahā great, ghoṣa sound, &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष).—n. a market.
Mahāghoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and ghoṣa (घोष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष).—[adjective] loud-sounding, noisy.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष):—[=mahā-ghoṣa] [from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. loud-sounding, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a loud noise, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Mahāghoṣā (महाघोषा):—[=mahā-ghoṣā] [from mahā-ghoṣa > mahā > mah] f. Boswellia Thurifera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] = karkaṭa-śṛṅgī (or a kind of gall-nut), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] = śṛṅgī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Mahāghoṣa (महाघोष):—[=mahā-ghoṣa] [from mahā > mah] n. a market, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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