Mahamuni, Mahāmuni, Maha-muni: 12 definitions
Mahamuni means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Mahāmuni (महामुनि) is the name of one of the seven sages (saptarṣi) in the Raivatamanvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “In raivatamanvantara the name of Indra was Vibhu. The gods were divided into four groups like Vaikuṇṭha etc. The Saptarṣis were said to be Hiraṇyaromā, Viśvaśrī, Aindrabāhu, Urdhavabāhu, Subāhu, Parjanya and Mahāmuni who were born in the race of Priyavrata.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A village in Ceylon, in the Dighavapi district. Sumana, father of Sumana, who was the wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara, lived there. DhA.iv.50.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
mahāmuni : (m.) the great sage.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a great sage.
2) Name of Vyāsa.
3) an epithet of Buddha.
4) of Agastya.
5) the coriander plant.
Derivable forms: mahāmuniḥ (महामुनिः).
Mahāmuni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and muni (मुनि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu iii.230.14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-niḥ) 1. A name of Agastya. 2. A name of Baudd'ha or more properly, of any one of the sacred persons called by that name. 3. The epithet of a warlike saint, celebrated in the Mahabharata. 4. Time. 5. A name of Vyasa. n. (-ni) 1. Coriander. 2. Any medicinal drug. E. mahā great, and muni saint.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—I. m. 1. a great Muni,
Mahāmuni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and muni (मुनि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—[masculine] great sage.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāmuni (महामुनि):—[=mahā-muni] [from mahā > mah] m. a gr° Muni or sage, ([especially]) Name of a Buddha or Jina, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Zanthoxylon Hastile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of Vyāsa, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) [v.s. ...] of Agastya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi in the 5th Manv-antara, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] n. the seed of Zanthoxylon Hastile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] Elaeocarpus Ganitrus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] any medicinal herb, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mahamunisvadhyaya.
Ends with: Sumahamuni.
Full-text: Mahamunisvadhyaya, Samkshepashariraka, Parjanya, Kondavakkam, Hiranyaroma, Raivatamanvantara, Raivata, Vishvashri, Vaikuntha, Subahu, Aindrabahu, Urdhavabahu, Priyavrata, Shubhanaya, Yajnavalkya, Dighavapi, Ubbari.
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