Mahahrada, Mahāhrada, Maha-hrada: 8 definitions
Mahahrada means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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
Mahāhrada (महाह्रद).—A holy place. One who takes a bath here will never be in misfortune. Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 48 says that one who takes bath here and spends a month fasting with a pure heart will attain salvation.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Mahāhrada (महाह्रद) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.125). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahāhrada) 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
Mahāhrada (महाह्रद) is the name of a lake within the Mahocchuṣma forest, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā: “[The Goddess] went all the way to Ucchuṣmā, the big river, which is situated in the forest called Mahocchuṣma, and which bears along its stream the host of gods and mortals. In the forest Mahocchuṣma where one finds the [pools] Nīla and Mahāhrada, there Devī rested in between the left and right eye”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Mahāhrada (महाह्रद) refers to a “great lake”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “[...] On the Bharata continent, in northern Pāñcāla, at the feet of the Himalayas, In the land of Vāsuki, the seat of Upachandoha, in the holy land Āryāvarta, In the home of Karkoṭaka king of serpents, In the great lake (mahāhrada) Nāgavāsa, Site of Śrī Svayambhū Caitya, inhabited by Śrī Guyeśvarī Prajñāpāramita, In the land of the Nepal mandala, in the form of the Śrī Saṃvara mandala, In the same land of Sudurjayā, [...]”.,
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāhrada (महाह्रद).—[masculine] large tank or pool.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāhrada (महाह्रद):—[=mahā-hrada] [from mahā > mah] m. a gr° tank or pool, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] of a mythical pool, [Siddhāntaśiromaṇi; Golādhyāya]
4) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa] (cf. tīrtha-m).
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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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Ends with: Tirthamahahrada.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 38 - Gayā and Other Holy Places < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)