Mahatta: 8 definitions
Mahatta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Mahattā (महत्ता) refers to the “most excellent (in the world)”, according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] The issue from her womb is Akula (brought about) by the Yoga of the vitality of concentration. Born as an issue of the Divine Current, a (veritable) aggregate of a host of excellent qualities, he is the most excellent in the world (bhūmi-mahattā). The three worlds bow to (this) great soul, a Siddha (born) within (the goddess and issued forth) from the path of Caṇḍikā’s Door (in the Cavity of Brahmā). Called Vṛkṣanātha, he, the remover of the impurities of the Kali Age, will take birth in this way’”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
mahatta : (nt.) greatness.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Mahatta, (nt.) (fr. mahat° cp. Sk. mahattva) greatness J. V, 331 (=seṭṭhatta C.); Vism. 132, 232 sq.; VbhA. 278 (Satthu°, jāti°, sabrahmacārī°); DA. I, 35; VvA. 191. (Page 525)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahattā (महत्ता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] greatness, power, high rank, importance, authority.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahattā (महत्ता):—[=mahat-tā] [from mahat > mah] f. greatness, high rank or position, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Mahattā (महत्ता):—(nf) importance, significance; greatness; magnitude.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.192 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.4.62-63 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - The Week at Ajapāla Banyan Tree < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
(5) Fifth Pāramī: The Perfection of Energy (vīriya-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)