Mahapatha, Mahāpatha, Maha-patha: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mahāpatha (महापथ).—Grand trunk roads as frequented by Piśācas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 405; 49. 14.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
mahāpatha : (m.) high road.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mahāpatha (महापथ).—m S The great road, i.e. death; "the way of all the earth."
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) chief road, principal street, high or main road; संतानकाकीर्णमहापथं तत् (saṃtānakākīrṇamahāpathaṃ tat) Ku.7.3.
2) the passage into the next world, i. e. death.
3) Name of certain mountain-tops from which devout persons used to throw themselves down to secure entrance into heaven.
4) an epithet of Śiva.
5) the long pilgrimage to mount Kedāra.
6) the way to heaven.
7) the knowledge of the essence of Śiva acquired in the pilgrimage to Kedāra.
Derivable forms: mahāpathaḥ (महापथः).
Mahāpatha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and patha (पथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) 1. The principal path or entrance to a town or house. &c., a main road, a highway. 2. The end of life, the way of all flesh. 3. Name of certain precipices from which people used to throw themselves to obtain entrance into heaven. E. mahā chief, patha road.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāpatha (महापथ).—[masculine] chief road or the long journey i.e. death.
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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