Mahapata, Mahāpaṭa, Maha-pata, Mahāpāta: 7 definitions

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Mahapata 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Mahāpaṭa (महापट) refers to a “great cloth”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“[...] Gāyatrī is a beautiful red color, adorned with one face, sitting in the bound lotus seat, the eye opened in meditation. Sāvitrī is the color white, eyes gone to inward meditation. The devī Māyā is dark and four armed [One of her] pair [of arms] hold a great cloth (mahāpaṭa) that conceals the world”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāpaṭa (महापट).—the skin.

Derivable forms: mahāpaṭaḥ (महापटः).

Mahāpaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and paṭa (पट).

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Mahāpāta (महापात).—a long flight; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.58.

Derivable forms: mahāpātaḥ (महापातः).

Mahāpāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and pāta (पात).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāpāta (महापात).—adj. falling with great force (as an arrow).

Mahāpāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and pāta (पात).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāpāta (महापात).—[masculine] long flight; [adjective] far-flying.

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

1) Mahāpaṭa (महापट):—[=mahā-paṭa] [from mahā > mah] m. the skin, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

2) Mahāpāta (महापात):—[=mahā-pāta] [from mahā > mah] m. a long flight, [Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. far-flying (and of an arrow), [Harivaṃśa]

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Mahapata 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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