Mahatejas, aka: Mahātejas, Maha-tejas; 3 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Mahātejas (महातेजस्) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Śaṅkukarṇa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Mahātejas) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahātejas (महातेजस्).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 70).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) possessed of great lustre or splendour.
2) very vigorous or powerful, heroic. (-m.)
1) a hero, warrior.
3) an epithet of Kārtikeya. (-n.) quick-silver.
Mahātejas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and tejas (तेजस्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
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Chapter 40 - The army of Demons (Asuras) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
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