Mahahrada, Maha-hrada, Mahāhrada: 7 definitions



Mahahrada 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)

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Source: 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.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mahahrada in Shaktism glossary
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”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahahrada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahāhrada (महाह्रद):—[(ma + hrada)] m.

1) ein grosser Teich [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 263.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 44, 62.] [AṢṬĀV. 18, 60.] [TARKASAM̃GR. 37. 39.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines heiligen Badeplatzes [Mahābhārata 13, 1705. 1734. 4888.] eines mythischen Teiches [Siddhāntaśiromaṇi 3, 35.] —

3) Beiname Śiva’s [Śivanāmasahasra] — Vgl. tīrtha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahāhrada (महाह्रद):—m.

1) ein grosser Teich.

2) Beiname Śiva's. —

3) Nomen proprium — a) eines Tīrtha [Indische studien von Weber 13,377.] — b) eines mythischen Teiches [Golādhyāya 35.]

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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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