Mahat, 4 Definition(s)
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Āyurveda (science of life)
Mahat (महत्) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “strong” or “thick”, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhitā or the Carakasaṃhitā.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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.
1a) Mahat (महत्).—A tatva or principle;1 identified with Brahmā;2 a name of Rudra;3 absorbs the ahaṅkāra4 covered by Pradhāna.5 Ten times greater than bhūtādi; the order of evolution of the universe according to Sānkhya;6 evolution of Prakṛti in its vikāras.7
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 1; II. 1. 35; Matsya-purāṇa 3. 17.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 6. 26; XI. 14. 14; 16. 37-8; 24. 25-26; 28. 16.
- 3) Ib. III. 12. 12.
- 4) Ib. XII. 4. 17.
- 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 27; 32. 76; IV. 3. 6 and 21.
- 6) Matsya-purāṇa 123. 52-61.
- 7) Ib. 3. 17-26; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 243.
1b) (a Rudra), son of Bhūta and Sarūpā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 18.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
mahat (महत्).—a (S This is the neuter termination; mahān & mahatī are the masculine and feminine terminations.) Great, big, large. 2 Great figuratively, having any quality in a high degree; as mahābuddhi- mān, mahālabāḍa, mahāsōdā &c. In composition mahā is generally substituted, ā being inserted in place of t; as mahādēva, mahāpūjā, mahādāna. When, in composition it retains its form mahat, it then qualifies, not the noun with which it is compounded, but the object or subject to which the compound points; as mahatapūjā (Not great worship but) Worship rendered to or by a great person; mahata- kula (Not a great family but) The family of a great man; mahatasēvā Service rendered to or by a great personage; mahadvacana The promise or saying of a great, worthy, or true person. 3 Very, exceeding; as mahāpracaṇḍa, mahātīkṣṇa.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 15 - Principle of Causation and Conservation of Energy < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 13 - Mahat and Ahaṃkāra < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 9 - The six Padārthas: Dravya, Guṇa, Karma, Sāmānya, Viśeṣa, Samavāya < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
[A different explanation of verses 3-11] < [Discourse I - Origin of the Work—Creation of the World—Summary of Contents of the Book.]
Verse 1.14-15 < [Section IX - Creation of the World from ‘Mahat’ downwards]
Verse 9.317 < [Section XLI - The Treatment of Brāhmaṇas]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.3.126 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Verse 1.6.82 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
Verse 1.6.84 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
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