Mahatapana, Mahātāpana: 4 definitions
Mahatapana 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahātāpana (महातापन).—[, name of a hell (compare Tāpana): Mahāvyutpatti 4926; but read instead Pratāpanaḥ with v.l. and Mironov (no v.l.), supported by Tibetan rab tu tsha ba.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahātapana (महातपन):—[=mahā-tapana] [from mahā > mah] m. ‘greatly burning’, Name of a hell, [Buddhist literature]
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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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