Mahaparshva, Mahāpārśva: 8 definitions
Mahaparshva 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 Mahāpārśva can be transliterated into English as Mahaparsva or Mahaparshva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व).—One of the heroic warriors of Rāvaṇa. In the battle between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, all those warriors were killed. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 11).
2) Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व).—A mountain to the north-east of Śiva’s abode on the top of Mount Kailāsa. There is a reference to this mountain in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 19, Verse 21.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व).—A son of Puṣpotkoṭā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 55.
1b) An Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 80.
Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahāpārśva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व) is one of the sons of Puṣpotkaṭā and Viśravas, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Viśravas was born to [Ilavilā and Pulastya]. Viśravas had four wives—Puṣpotkaṭā, Vākā, Kaikasī and Devavarṇinī. From Puṣpotkaṭā were born three sons—Mahodara, Prahasta, Mahāpārśva and a daughter named Kumbhanakhī.
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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व).—[adjective] broad-sided (leech); [masculine] [Name] of a Dānava & a Rākṣasa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāpārśva (महापार्श्व):—[=mahā-pārśva] [from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. having broad or thick sides, [Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]
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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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Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 99 - The Combat between Angada and Mahaparshva < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 13 - Ravana tells the Story of the Nymph Punjikasthala < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 54 - Hanuman sets fire to Lanka < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 17 - Śukra is Confined by Kṛtyā inside Her Vulva < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 36 - Lomaśa Narrates the Deeds of Rāma to Āraṇyaka < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 45 - The Manifesṭation of Narasiṃha < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)