Mahavega, aka: Mahāvega, Maha-vega, Mahāvegā; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

Itihasa (narrative history)

Mahavega in Itihasa glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
context information

Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

Discover the meaning of mahavega in the context of Itihasa from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana

Mahavega in Purana glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mahavega in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Mahavega in Jainism glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mahavega in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahavega in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mahavega in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1484 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Mahendra
Mahendra (महेन्द्र) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter,...
Mahapadma
1) Mahāpadma (महापद्म) is the name of a sacred spot mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Mahāpadma ...
Mahakala
Mahākāla (महाकाल) is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancien...
Mahabala
Mahābalā (महाबला) is another name for Vatsādanī, a medicinal plant identified with Cocculus hir...
Mahadeva
Mahādeva (महादेव) is the name of a deity who received the Makuṭāgama from Śiva through the mahā...
Mahamaya
Mahāmāyā (महामाया) is the mother of the Buddha and the sister of Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī, who was...
Mahabhuta
Mahābhūta (महाभूत).—a great or primary element; see भूत (bhūta); तस्यैतस्य महाभूतस्य निःश्वसितम...
Mahasena
1) Mahāsena (महासेन).—Another name for Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 225, Verse...
Mahalakshmi
Mahālakṣmī (महालक्ष्मी) is one of the epithets of Durgā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, cha...
Mahavidya
Mahāvidyā (महाविद्या) or Mahāvidyāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of ...
Maheshvara
Maheśvara (महेश्वर).—Another name of Śiva.
Vega
Vega (वेग, “velocity”) refers to one of three types of Saṃskāra (impression) according to Praśa...
Mahanadi
1) Mahānadī (महानदी).—A river, celebrated in the Purāṇas and flowing through the region Utkala ...
Maharaja
Mahārāja (महाराज) or Mahārājarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volu...
Maha
mahā (महा).—a Great, big; a great one.

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: