Mahashaila, Mahāśaila, Maha-shaila: 4 definitions
Mahashaila 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.
The Sanskrit term Mahāśaila can be transliterated into English as Mahasaila or Mahashaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśaila (महाशैल).—m. a great mountain, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 56.
Mahāśaila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and śaila (शैल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāśaila (महाशैल).—[masculine] great rock or mountain.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāśaila (महाशैल):—[=mahā-śaila] [from mahā > mah] m. a gr° rock or mountain, [Bhartṛhari]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a m°, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
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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