Mahavega, Mahāvega, Maha-vega, Mahāvegā: 11 definitions

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Mahavega means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mahāvegā (महावेगा).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 16).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Mahāvegā (महावेगा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.15). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mahāvegā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

1) Mahāvega (महावेग) refers to a class of bhūta deities according to the Śvetāmbara tradition of Jainism, while Digambara does not recognize this class. The bhūtas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas).

2) Mahāvega (महावेग) refers to a class of mahoraga deities gods according to the Śvetāmbara tradition, while the Digambara does not recognize this class. The mahoraga refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The mahoragas are are dark or black in complexion and the Nāga is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree).

The deities such as the Mahāvegas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāvega (महावेग).—a.

1) very swift or fleet. (-gaḥ) 1 great speed, excessive velocity.

2) an ape.

3) the bird Garuḍa.

Mahāvega is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and vega (वेग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāvega (महावेग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. A monkey. 2. Garuda. 3. Great volocity. E. mahā great, vega speed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāvega (महावेग).—I. adj. very swift, Chr. 29, 33. Ii. m. a monkey.

Mahāvega is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and vega (वेग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāvega (महावेग).—[adjective] very impetuous or rapid; stormy (sea).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mahāvega (महावेग):—[=mahā-vega] [from mahā > mah] mf(ā)n. greatly agitated (as the sea), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] moving swiftly, flowing rapidly, flying sw°, very fleet or swift or rapid, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. an ape, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the bird Garuḍa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Mahāvegā (महावेगा):—[=mahā-vegā] [from mahā-vega > mahā > mah] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāvega (महावेग):—[mahā-vega] (gaḥ) 1. m. A monkey.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahāvega (महावेग):—1. (ma + vega) m. grosse Geschwindigkeit: labdhasthāma (la + sthāman) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten der Garuḍa [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 88.]

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Mahāvega (महावेग):—2. (wie eben)

1) adj. überaus flink, rasch [Mahābhārata 1, 6018. 5, 2023.] bāṇa [7156.] Śiva [13, 1182.] stark tobend: samudra [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 80, 4.] —

2) m. a) Affe [ŚABDĀRTHAK.] bei [WILSON.] — b) der Vogel Garuḍa [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 78.] —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2634.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahāvega (महावेग):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) stark bewegt (Meer). — b) sich schnell bewegend , rasch fliessend (Fluss [Mahābhārata 6,59,12]), — fliegend , überaus flink , -rasch.

2) *m. — a) Affe. — b) der Vogel Garuḍa.

3) f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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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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