Mahamoha, Mahāmoha, Maha-moha: 7 definitions

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Mahamoha 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

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Mahāmoha (महामोह, “the great delusion”) is the third type of viparyaya (ignorance), according to the Sāṃkhya theory of evolution. Viparyaya refers to a category of pratyayasarga (intellectual products), which represents the first of two types of sarga (products) that come into being during tattvapariṇāma (elemental manifestations), which in turn, evolve out of the two types of pariṇāma (change, modification).

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Mahāmoha (महामोह) refers to one of the five Avidyās, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—When Brahmā meditates there is creation of five types of avidyā known as creation predominated by tamas (prādurbhūtaḥ tamomoyaḥ). This avidyā is spoken of as fivefold—tamas, moha, mahāmoha, tāmisra and andhatāmisra. After the creation of this five fold avidyā Brahmā again meditates as, a result of which the world of vegetation is produced. This is termed as mukhyasarga. It is the fourth in order (“mukhyā nagā iti proktā mukhya sargastu sa smṛtaḥ”).

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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

Mahāmoha (महामोह).—great infatuation or confusion of mind. (sasarja) महामोहं च मोहं च तमश्चाज्ञानवृत्तयः (mahāmohaṃ ca mohaṃ ca tamaścājñānavṛttayaḥ) Bhāg.3.12.2.

- an epithet of Durgā.

Derivable forms: mahāmohaḥ (महामोहः).

Mahāmoha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and moha (मोह).

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

1) Mahāmoha (महामोह):—[=mahā-moha] [from mahā > mah] m. great confusion or infatuation of mind, [Purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc.

2) Mahāmohā (महामोहा):—[=mahā-mohā] [from mahā-moha > mahā > mah] f. Name of Durgā, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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Mahamoha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahāmōha (ಮಹಾಮೋಹ):—[noun] (phil.) infatuation, foolish love, considered as as one of the five kinds of ignorance.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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