Mahanritya, Mahānṛtya, Maha-nritya: 2 definitions

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Mahanritya 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.

The Sanskrit term Mahānṛtya can be transliterated into English as Mahanrtya or Mahanritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahānṛtya (महानृत्य).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: mahānṛtyaḥ (महानृत्यः).

Mahānṛtya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and nṛtya (नृत्य). See also (synonyms): mahānetra.

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

Mahānṛtya (महानृत्य):—[=mahā-nṛtya] [from mahā > mah] m. a great dancer (said of Śiva), [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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