Mahasara, Mahāsara, Mahāsarā, Mahāsāra, Maha-sara, Mahashara: 8 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The books contain a list of seven great lakes, situated in the Himalaya. They form the sources of the five great rivers and dry up only when four suns appear in the world. These seven lakes areAnotatta, Sihapapata, Rathakara, Kappamunda, Kunala, Chaddanta and Mandakini
(A.iv.101; also at J.v.415; SNA.407; DA.i.164; UdA.300; AA.ii.759).
Sometimes (E.g., Vsm.416) Hamsapatana is given in place of Mandakini.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
mahāsara : (nt.) a great lake. || mahāsāra (adj.), having immense wealth.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāsāra (महासार).—a kind of Khadira tree.
Derivable forms: mahāsāraḥ (महासारः).
Mahāsāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and sāra (सार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) A kind of Khadira.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśara (महाशर).—[masculine] great arrow.
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Mahāsāra (महासार).—[adjective] solid, pithy, strong, precious.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāśara (महाशर):—[=mahā-śara] [from mahā > mah] m. a species of reed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Mahāsāra (महासार):—[=mahā-sāra] [from mahā > mah] mfn. ‘having gr° sap or vigour’, firm, strong, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mālavikāgnimitra]
3) [v.s. ...] valuable, precious, [Rāmāyaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a tree akin to the Acacia Catechu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a city, [Buddhist literature]
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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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Ends with: Pitamahasara.
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