Mahakanda, aka: Mahākanda, Maha-kanda; 4 Definition(s)
Mahakanda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The name of a Damila and of a parivena built by him in the reign of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.23.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
mahākanda (महाकंद).—m (S) A large kind of yam. 2 Garlic.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Derivable forms: mahākandaḥ (महाकन्दः).
Mahākanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and kanda (कन्द).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ndaḥ) 1. Garlic. 2. A very large esculent root, a sort of yam. 3. A plant, (Hingtsha repens.) E. mahā great and kanda root.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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