Mahattattva, Mahat-tattva: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Mahattattva (महत्तत्त्व) or simply Mahat refers to a primordial principle of the nature of both pradhāna and puruṣa, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—[...] From the disturbed prakṛti and the puruṣa sprang up the seed of mahat, which is of the nature of both pradhāna and puruṣa. The mahattattva is then covered by the pradhāna and being so covered it differentiates itself as the sāttvika, rājasa and tāmasa-mahat. The pradhāna covers the mahat just as a seed is covered by the skin . Being so covered there spring from the three fold mahat the threefold ahaṃkāra called vaikārika, taijasa and bhūtādi or tāmasa.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Mahattattva (महत्तत्त्व) refers to:—The total material energy. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahattattva (महत्तत्त्व).—the second of the 25 principles of the Sāṅkhyas.
Derivable forms: mahattattvam (महत्तत्त्वम्).
Mahattattva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahat and tattva (तत्त्व).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahattattva (महत्तत्त्व):—[=mahat-tattva] [from mahat > mah] n. ‘the great principle’, Intellect (See above), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mahattattva (ಮಹತ್ತತ್ತ್ವ):—[noun] the great principle, as, according to Sāṃkhya philosophy the second of the twenty three principles produced from Prakřti (Nature), which is considered as the great source of ಅಹಂಕಾರ [ahamkara] (self-consciousness).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 76 [Ādya-spandharūpa-Śaktipītha] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 152 [Śivaśaktisāmarasyamūrti Akrama Yoni] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 77 [Sphurattā Śaktirūpa Mūlaprakṛti] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 8 - On the description of Ilāvrita < [Book 8]
Chapter 5 - On the Gāyatrī Stotra < [Book 12]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.16.26 < [Chapter 16 - Description of Śrī Rādhikā’s Wedding]
Verse 3.9.6 < [Chapter 9 - The Birth of Śrī Girirāja]
Verse 5.17.21 < [Chapter 17 - The Gopis Describe Their Remembrance of Sri Krsna]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verses 13.6-7 < [Chapter 13 - Prakṛti-puruṣa-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 7.4 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 10.20 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)