Mahamuni, aka: Mahāmuni, Maha-muni; 5 Definition(s)
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A village in Ceylon, in the Dighavapi district. Sumana, father of Sumana, who was the wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara, lived there. DhA.iv.50.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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
mahāmuni : (m.) the great sage.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāmuni (महामुनि).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv iii.230.14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.6.22-23 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
Verse 2.7.89 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Bhaddiya, son of Kāḷigodhā (Kāḷigodhāputtabhaddiya) < [Chapter 5 - Upālivagga (section on Upāli)]
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Sumaṅgala < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]
Commentary one Biography of the thera Rāhula < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Aḻagiyas from Nāthamuni to Rāmānuja < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)