Mahasneha, Mahāsneha, Maha-sneha: 5 definitions


Mahasneha 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Mahasneha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Mahāsneha (महास्नेह):—Class of four unctuous substance; Ghee, Oil, Fat and Marrow.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Mahāsneha (महास्नेह) refers to “great affection”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O Nārada, on seeing their beloved son Kumāra, the lordly couple Śiva and Pārvatī rejoiced much. The great lord got up, kissed him on the head with joy, stroked him with the hand and placed him on his lap. With great affection (mahāsneha), the highly delighted Śiva kissed the face of Kumāra, the great lord and the slayer of Tāraka. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahāsneha (महास्नेह).—a combination of the 4 kinds of fat.

Derivable forms: mahāsnehaḥ (महास्नेहः).

Mahāsneha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and sneha (स्नेह).

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

Mahāsneha (महास्नेह):—[=mahā-sneha] [from mahā > mah] m. combination of the 4 kinds of fat, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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Mahasneha in German

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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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