Maharatri, aka: Maha-ratri, Mahārātri, Mahārātrī; 2 Definition(s)
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mahārātri (महारात्रि).—f (S) A term for the dark fourteenth of the month māgha.(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.
Mahārātri (महारात्रि) or Mahārātrī (महारात्री).—f.
1) see महाप्रलय (mahāpralaya); ब्रह्मणश्च निपाते च महाकल्पो भवेन्नृप । प्रकीर्तिता महारात्रिः (brahmaṇaśca nipāte ca mahākalpo bhavennṛpa | prakīrtitā mahārātriḥ).
3) the eighth night in the bright half of Āśvina.
Derivable forms: mahārātriḥ (महारात्रिः).
Mahārātri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and rātri (रात्रि).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 11 - On the killing of Madhu Kaiṭabha < [Book 10]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 18 - The Redemption of Guṇanidhi < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)