Mahamana, Mahāmanā, Mahāmana, Mahāmāna: 4 definitions
Mahamana 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Mahāmanā (महामना, “big-faced”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Mudreśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Mahāmāna (महामान):—Additional unit of measurement, on top of the “six iconographic measurements”, according to the Mānasāra (sanskrit literary treatise on vāstu-śāstra, or, ‘architectural science’). The ‘mahā’ in Mahāmāna refers to “great”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Mahāmana (महामन).—The worthy son of Janamejaya (Mahāwas Purañjaya; his sons were Uśīnara and Titīkṣu: an emperor; lord of seven worlds, and a cakravarti.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 15-17; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 14-15; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 16-8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 7-8.
2) Mahāmāna (महामान).—A Pārāvata god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 14.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mahāmāna (महामान).—n Greatness, grandeur.
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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