Mahakasha, Mahākāśa: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Mahakasha means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Mahākāśa can be transliterated into English as Mahakasa or Mahakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahakasha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mahākāśa (महाकाश).—A particular subcontinent in the Śaka island (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 25).

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahakasha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahākāśa (महाकाश).—n S Space, immensity, the infinite void: as disting. from ghaṭākāśa & maṭhākāśa Embodied or defined space.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahakasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahākāśa (महाकाश):—[=mahā-kāśa] [from mahā > mah] m. Name of a Varṣa, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Mahākāśa (महाकाश):—(ma + 1. kāśa) m. wohl Nomen proprium eines Berges [Mahābhārata 6, 425.] Hiernach wären auch jalada und jaladhara ebend. Namen von Bergen.

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Mahākāśa (महाकाश):—ist Nomen proprium eines Varṣa. Die zweite Zeile zu streichen.

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

Mahākāśa (महाकाश):—m. Nomen proprium eines Varṣa.

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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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