Mahavega, aka: Mahāvega, Maha-vega, Mahāvegā; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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
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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)

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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
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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-English dictionary

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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

Mahāvega (महावेग).—m.

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

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