Mahar: 7 definitions

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Introduction:

Mahar 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands of The Seven Upper Worlds.—Mahar: the Patāka hand twisted upwards is applicable.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahar (महर्).—ind.

1) The fourth of the seven worlds which rise one above the other from the earth (being between svar and janas); (maharloka also in this sense).

2) A kind of व्याहृति (vyāhṛti) q. v.

See also (synonyms): mahas.

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

Mahar (महर्).—and maharloka mahar -loka (mahar for mahan, akin to mahant, or anomal. for mahas), m. The abode of the saints who survive a destruction of the world; it is said to be situated above the polar star, Weber, Ind. St. ii. 178; cf. 213; [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 269, 1 (mahar).

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

Mahar (महर्).—[masculine] [Name] of a cert. world.

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

1) Mahar (महर्):—[from mah] a ind. (for mahas) the fourth of the seven worlds which rise one above the other (supposed to be the abode of those saints who survive a destruction of the world, [Purāṇa; Vedāntasāra]; cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 55 n. 2]).

2) b etc. See p. 794, col. 3.

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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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