Mahamurti, Mahāmūrti, Maha-murti: 5 definitions


Mahamurti 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mahamurti in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mahāmūrti (महामूर्ति) refers to the “great form” (of the Goddess), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Oṃkāra is in the place of the Point (in the centre). The (seat) called Jāla is to the right of it. The (seat) called Pūrṇa is in the north and Kāmākhya in front of it. The one called Candra is above that. Trisrota is in the Circle of the Womb. The group of six sacred seats has emerged (in this way) supported by the Great Form (of the Goddess) (mahāmūrti)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahāmūrti (महामूर्ति).—Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: mahāmūrtiḥ (महामूर्तिः).

Mahāmūrti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and mūrti (मूर्ति).

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

Mahāmūrti (महामूर्ति):—[=mahā-mūrti] [from mahā > mah] mfn. large-formed, gr°-bodied (said of Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata]

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Mahamurti 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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