Mahan, Mahān: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Mahān (महान्)—One of the eleven other names of Rudra, according to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa 3.12.12.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Mahān (महान्).—A King of the Pūru dynasty. He was the son of Matināra. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 14).
2) Mahān (महान्).—The son of the Agni Bharata, who was a Prajāpati. Mahābhārata, Vana Parva Chapter 219, Verse 8 states that he was a much revered person.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Mahān (महान्).—A son of Dhīmān.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 59.
1b) One of the twenty Amitābha gods.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.
1c) A son of Śatarūpā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 25.
1d) Manas (mind); came out of Prakṛti (sūkṣma śarīram); out of this mahas came other things; mati or wisdom is Brahmā; buddhi is bhū; khyāti is Īśvara; Prajña citti; smṛti, samvid; ety of; its two vṛttis sankalpa and adhyavasāya;1 attains virāra during Pralaya;2 a pradhāna tatva.3
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mahān (महान्).—a masc (S) Great, big, large. 2 Late;--used of corn and grain. 3 Continuing through two or more years;--used of varieties amongst annual or deciduous plants.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mahān (महान्).—a m Great, big.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahan (महन्):—[from mah] n. greatness, might, power, abundance (only [instrumental case] sg. mahnā and once [plural] mahabhiḥ, which also = greatly, mightily, right heartily), [Ṛg-veda]
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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Search found 29 books and stories containing Mahan, Mahān; (plurals include: Mahans, Mahāns). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Brahma Sutras (Vedanta Sutras) (by George Thibaut)
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.172 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.1.250 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.6.358 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 2.1.81 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.6.271 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 2 - The Creation of the Elements, Prakṛti etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 2 - Contents of the Section on Creation (Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)