Mahara, aka: Māhara; 3 Definition(s)


Mahara means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

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1) Mahara (महर) is the name of a merchant mentioned in the “Ciñcaṇī plate of the reign of Cittarāja”. Accordingly, “Now, while the Mahāmaṇḍaleśvara, the illustrious Cāmuṇḍarāja, who, by his religious merit, has obtained the right to the five mahāśabdas... is governing Saṃyāna, he addresses all persons, whether connected with himself or others (such as Mahara)...”.

2) Māhara is the name of a village mentioned in the “Rānjalī stone inscription of Haripāladeva”. Māhara lies on the seacoast, about seven miles (11.27 km.) further in the same direction.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

mahāra (महार).—m See this explained under paravārī. mahārācī āī cāmhāra ghēū A phrase implying What do I care? What's this to me?

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māhara (माहर).—n māhēraghara n (mātṛgṛha S) The maternal mansion of a married girl; the house of her parents, as disting. from the house of her husband's parents. Pr. māhērācī pēja sarvāṅgāsa tēja Nothing comes up to the simple fare of home. 2 fig. A refuge or resting place; a place of pleasant resort; an asylum, a retreat. Ex. sādhusantācēṃ mā0 bāpa rakhumādēvī vara; prājña rudrācēṃ mā0.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahāra (महार).—m An individual of a low-caste people.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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