Mahasaubhagya, Mahāsaubhāgya, Maha-saubhagya: 1 definition


Mahasaubhagya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahasaubhagya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahāsaubhāgya (महासौभाग्य) refers to “one who is very fortunate”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] O gentle lady, are you the wife of an ascetic who does not provide you with food and shelter and so leaving you has gone to another place? Tell me, in which family are you born? Who is your father? What are your undertakings? You are very fortunate [i.e., mahāsaubhāgya-rūpā]. Futile is your interest in penance. Are you the mother of the Vedas? Are you Lakṣmī or Sarasvatī? I dare not guess who you are?”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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