Mahamaha, Mahāmaha, Maha-maha: 5 definitions



Mahamaha 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mahāmaha (महामह).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 86.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāmaha (महामह).—a great festive procession; Sinhās.

Derivable forms: mahāmahaḥ (महामहः).

Mahāmaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and maha (मह).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahāmahā (महामहा).—(mss. °ha), name of the mother of the Maruts: Divyāvadāna 635.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāmaha (महामह).—[adjective] very mighty.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mahāmaha (महामह):—[=mahā-maha] [from mahā > mah] 1. mahā-maha m. a great festive procession, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. mahā-maha mfn. ([probably] an old [Intensive] form) very mighty, [Ṛg-veda]

3) Mahāmahā (महामहा):—[=mahā-mahā] [from mahā-maha > mahā > mah] f. Name of a constellation, [Skanda-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a species of plant ([wrong reading] for -sahā), [Caraka] (cf. the similar forms ghanāghana, patāpata, vadāvada.)

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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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