Maharoga, Mahārōga, Mahāroga, Maha-roga: 7 definitions



Maharoga means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Mahāroga (महारोग) refers to a group of deities summoned by the Yamāntaka-mantra and mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Mahāroga).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahārōga (महारोग).—m (S) A common term for eight grievous maladies; viz. vāta, vyādhi, aśmarī, kṛchra, mēha, udara, bhagandara, arśa, saṅgrahaṇī. Another account makes nine, beginning with rājayakṣmā Pulmonary consumption, and for kṛchra giving kuṣṭha Leprosy, and for saṅgrahaṇī, grahaṇi. Practised sufferers will smile at the defectiveness and arbitrariness of these catalogues, as will the general scholar at the endless other enumerations of ambitious pseudo-savans ostentatious of universal learning. 2 mahārōga is popularly applied, par eminence, to raktapitī Arabian or black leprosy.

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

mahārōga (महारोग).—m vyādhi m f Black leprosy.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāroga (महारोग).—a dangerous illness, grievous malady; (these are eight :-- unmādo rājayakṣmā ca śvāsastvagdoṣa eva ca | madhumehaścāśmarī ca tatho- darabhagandarau ||).

Derivable forms: mahārogaḥ (महारोगः).

Mahāroga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and roga (रोग).

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

Mahāroga (महारोग):—[=mahā-roga] [from mahā > mah] m. a severe illness, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahāroga (महारोग):—m. eine gefährliche Krankheit.

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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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