Mahanabha, Mahānābha: 4 definitions
Mahanabha 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 2. 18; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 14; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 68; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 3.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 10. ; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 31.
1b) In Harikūṭa hill.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 39. 58.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahānābha (महानाभ):—[=mahā-nābha] [from mahā > mah] mfn. having a large navel-like cavity, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a magical spell pronounced over weapons, [Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of two Dānavas, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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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