Mahamarga, Mahāmārga, Maha-marga: 5 definitions



Mahamarga 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mahamarga in Yoga glossary
Source: Google Books: The Khecarividya of Adinatha

Mahāmārga (महामार्ग) refers to the top of the Suṣumnā (cf. Haṭhapradīpikā 3.4 where mahāpatha is given as a synonym of suṣumnā).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahamarga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāmārga (महामार्ग).—high road, main street. °पतिः (patiḥ) a superintendent of roads.

Derivable forms: mahāmārgaḥ (महामार्गः).

Mahāmārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and mārga (मार्ग).

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

Mahāmārga (महामार्ग):—[=mahā-mārga] [from mahā > mah] m. a gr° road, high road, main street, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. -patha)

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Mahāmārga (महामार्ग):—[(ma + mārga)] m. eine grosse Strasse, Hauptstrasse [KĀM. NĪTIS. 16, 4.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 11, 15.] — Vgl. mahāpatha .

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

Mahāmārga (महामार्ग):—m. Hauptstrasse.

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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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