Mahapura, aka: Mahāpūra, Mahāpura, Maha-pura; 2 Definition(s)
Mahapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)
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.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
mahāpūra (महापूर).—m An extraordinary fresh or afflux of water (to a river); a flood. v yē.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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Search found 4 books and stories containing Mahapura, Mahāpūra, Mahāpura, Maha-pura, Mahā-pura; (plurals include: Mahapuras, Mahāpūras, Mahāpuras, puras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
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 5: Sodāsa (borne to king Naghuṣa and queen Siṃhikā) < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Birth of Devas, Daityas, Birds and Serpents etc. < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)