Mahavirya, aka: Maha-virya, Mahavīrya, Mahāvīrya, Mahāvīryā; 6 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Mahāvīrya (महावीर्य):—Son of Bṛhadratha (son of Devarata). He had a son named Sudhṛti. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.15)
2) Mahāvīrya (महावीर्य):—One of the five sons of Manyu (son of Vitatha, another name for Bharadvāja). He had a son named Duritakṣaya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.1)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Mahavīrya (महवीर्य).—A son of Virāṭ.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 58.
2a) Mahāvīrya (महावीर्य).—A son of Bṛhadratha, a bold warrior.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 44; 89. 9.
2b) A son of Virāṭ.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 69.
2c) A son of Raivata Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 63.
2d) The son of Bṛhadukta, and father of Dṛtiman (Sudhṛti Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 9; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 25.
2e) A son of Savana of Puṣkaradvīpa; the kingdom bore his name.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 73.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Mahāvīryā (महावीर्या) is the goddess presiding over one of the six petals of the southern lotus of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala, according to the Vārāhyabhyudayatantra. These six petals are presided over by a kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Pāṇḍaravāsinī. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.
Mahāvīryā is associated with the sacred site (pīṭha) named Kulatā. All the goddess of the southern lotus petals are to be visualised as dancing naked and being half-male / half-female (ardhanarīśvarī) with their two sides being yellow and red. In their four arms they brandish a bowl and staff, with a ḍamaru and their familial attribute.
The Vārāhyabhyudayatantra is an explanatory tantra on the Laghuśaṃvara, but its verses are largerly extracted from the 10th century Abhidhānottaratantra, a scriputre describing various sādhanas (path towards spiritual realization).Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Mahāvīrya (महावीर्य).—a. of great valour, very powerful. (-ryaḥ) 1 Name of Brahman.
2) the Supreme Being.
-ryā the wild cotton shrub.
Mahāvīrya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and vīrya (वीर्य).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahāvīryā (महावीर्या).—n. of a yoginī: Sādh 427.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāvīrya (महावीर्य) or Mahāvīryya.—m.
(-ryaḥ) 1. A Jina or Jaina saint. 2. A name of Brahma. f.
(-ryā) 1. A name of Sanjnya the wife of the sun. 2. Wild-cotton. E. mahā great, and vīrya essence. “vārāhīkandeca .”Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 21 - The Dynasty of Bharata < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 13 - The Dynasty of Maharaja Nimi < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The ten powers (bala) of the Bodhisattva < [Part 2 - The ten powers and the four fearlessnesses according to the Mahāyāna]
Preliminary note (2): The lists of Bodhisattva dharmas < [Part 2 - The ten powers and the four fearlessnesses according to the Mahāyāna]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 64 - The description of Nimi dynasty (vaṃśa) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 14 - The race of Priyavrata < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 36 - The Lineage of Manu: Manvantaras < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXVIII - Genealogy of royal princes (solar race) < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]