Mahasvat; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Mahasvat (महस्वत्).—A son of Amarṣaṇa and father of Viśvasāhvan.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

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Mahasvat (महस्वत्).—a.

1) Splendid, bright, brilliant, luminous, lustrous.

2) Great, mighty.

See also (synonyms): mahasvin.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Amarṣaṇa (अमर्षण).—a.1) Impatient, intolerant, unforgiving; विशेषात्परिपूर्णस्य याति शत्रोरमर्ष...
Viśvasāhvan (विश्वसाह्वन्).—A son of Mahasvat and father of Prasenajit.** Bhāgavata-purāṇ...
Mahasvin (महस्विन्).—a.1) Splendid, bright, brilliant, luminous, lustrous.2) Great, mighty.See ...

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