Mahashakti, aka: Mahāśakti, Maha-shakti; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Mahāśakti can be transliterated into English as Mahasakti or Mahashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahāśakti (महाशक्ति).—A son of Mādrī.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 15.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) an epithet of Śiva.
2) of Kārtikeya.
Derivable forms: mahāśaktiḥ (महाशक्तिः).
Mahāśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and śakti (शक्ति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāśakti (महाशक्ति).—n. of a yakṣa (or gandharva?): Māy 237.4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-ktiḥ) 1. Kartikeya, the martial deity of the Hindus. 2. Siva. E. mahā great, śakti power.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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