Mahamoda, Mahāmoda, Maha-moda: 4 definitions

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Mahamoda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahāmoda (महामोद) refers to “great pleasure”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva described Pārvatī: “After describing her body again and again, recollecting the boon granted by Brahmā, Śiva stopped. When Śiva put His hand within her garment and moved it, she, as is natural to women, bashfully withdrew and kept aloof. O sage, then Pārvatī smilingly laid bare some parts of her body and cast graceful glances at Him with great pleasure [i.e., mahāmoda]. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Mahamoda in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum multiflorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nyctanthes multiflora Burm. f. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Species Plantarum. (1798)
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Novae Plantarum Species praesertim Indiae Orientalis (1821)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1844)
· Gard. Chron. (1881)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahāmoda (महामोद):—[=mahā-moda] [from mahā > mah] m. a species of jasmine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Mahamoda in German

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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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