Mahanetra, Mahānetra, Maha-netra: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahanetra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Mahānetra (महानेत्र).—A Vidyādhara in the Veṇumanta hill.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 39. 38.

1b) A Janapada of the Bhadrā country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 43. 21.

1c) A Kinnara gaṇa, horse-faced.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 32.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahānetra (महानेत्र).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mahānetraḥ (महानेत्रः).

Mahānetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and netra (नेत्र). See also (synonyms): mahānṛtya.

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

Mahānetra (महानेत्र):—[=mahā-netra] [from mahā > mah] mfn. large-eyed (Śiva), [Mahābhārata]

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Mahanetra 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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