Mahasati, Mahāsatī, Maha-sati: 4 definitions



Mahasati 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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahā-satī.—(EI 31), spelt mā-sati in Tamil, etc.; a lady who has committeed satī; cf. satī. Cf. mā-sati-kal, a stone raised in memory of a satī (Journ. Mad. Univ., Vol. XXXII, p. 136). Note: mahā-satī 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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāsatī (महासती).—a very chaste woman.

Mahāsatī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and satī (सती).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāsatī (महासती).—[feminine] a virtuous woman or wife.

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

Mahāsatī (महासती):—[=mahā-satī] [from mahā > mah] f. a highly virtuous or faithful woman, any w° who is a pattern of conjugal fidelity, [Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

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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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