Mahapura, Mahāpūra, Mahāpura, Maha-pura: 9 definitions
Mahapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Mahāpura (महापुर).—A holy place. Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 26 states that if one takes a bath in this place and leads a pure life here for three nights, one will become fearless.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Mahāpura (महापुर) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 4.2 [vāsupūjya-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“[...] Wearing a devadūṣya placed by Indra on his shoulder, observing a day’s fast, and pulling out his hair in five handfuls, the Supreme Lord and six hundred kings became mendicants in the afternoon on the amāvāsī of Phālguna (the moon being) in the constellation Vāruṇa. [...] On the next day in Mahāpura in the house of King Sunanda the Supreme Lord broke his fast with rice-pudding. [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mahāpūra (महापूर).—m An extraordinary fresh or afflux of water (to a river); a flood. v yē.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāpura (महापुर).—name of a locality: Mahā-Māyūrī 91.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāpura (महापुर).—[neuter] rī [feminine] great stronghold or city.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāpura (महापुर):—[=mahā-pura] [from mahā > mah] n. a gr° fortress, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mahāpūra (ಮಹಾಪೂರ):—[noun] the rising of a bodyofand its overflowing onto normally dry; deluge; great flood.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 37: Marriage with Prabhāvatī < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 24: Marriage with Somaśrī < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 8: Vāsupūjya’s initiation < [Chapter II - Vāsupūjyacaritra]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2 - Fort (durga) architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Birth of Devas, Daityas, Birds and Serpents etc. < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)