Mahashana, Mahāśana, Maha-ashana: 7 definitions


Mahashana 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 Mahāśana can be transliterated into English as Mahasana or Mahashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mahāśana (महाशन).—An Asura friend of Kaṃsa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 2. 1.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Mahāśana (महाशन):—Intake of more quantity of food

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahashana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāśana (महाशन).—a. voracious, gluttonous; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 4.

Mahāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and aśana (अशन).

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

Mahāśana (महाशन).—[adjective] eating much, voracious.

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Mahāsana (महासन).—[neuter] great or splendid seat, throne.

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

1) Mahāśana (महाशन):—[from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. (hāś) eating much, voracious, a great eater, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc.

2) [=mahā-śana] [from mahāśana > mahā > mah] m. Name of an Asura, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) Mahāsana (महासन):—[from mahā > mah] n. (hās) a splendid seat, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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