Mahaparinirvana, Mahāparinirvāṇa: 5 definitions
Mahaparinirvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Mahāparinirvāṇa.—(CII 4), the passing away of the Buddha. Note: mahāparinirvāṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāparinirvāṇa (महापरिनिर्वाण) or Parinirvāṇa or Parinirvāṇa-sūtra or Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra.—: Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 156.15.
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Mahāparinirvāṇa (महापरिनिर्वाण).—nt., Mahāvyutpatti 1370; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 159.12; °ṇa-sūtra, Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 158.2; 159.2; name of a work (also Parinirvāṇa-sūtra; = Pali Mahāparinibbāna-sutta, Dīghanikāya (Pali) sūtra 16). See Waldschmidt, NGGW, ph.-h. Kl., Fachgr. III, NF II Nr. 3 (1939); AbhGGW, ph.-h. Kl., 3te Folge, Nr. 29, 30 (1944, 1948); Abh. AW Berlin. ph.-h. Kl., 1949, Nr. 1 (1950).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāparinirvāṇa (महापरिनिर्वाण):—[=mahā-parinirvāṇa] [from mahā > mah] n. Name of a Buddhist Sūtra.
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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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