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.

In Hinduism

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’”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: 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)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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]

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Mahatta in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mahattā (महत्ता):—(nf) importance, significance; greatness; magnitude.

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