Mahasadhanika, Mahāsādhanika: 2 definitions



Mahasadhanika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahāsādhanika.—(IE 8-2, 8-3; CII 4; BL; HD), official designation indicating a commander of forces; the chief mili- tary officer; one of the designations often included in the pañca- mahāśabda as indicated by the Rājataraṅgiṇī. See Sādhanika derived from sādhana or army. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. VII, p. 91. (IE 8-3), sometimes mentioned as a Pātra. Note: mahāsādhanika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahāsādhanika (महासाधनिक):—[=mahā-sādhanika] [from mahā > mah] m. (an official title), [Inscriptions]

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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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