Mahavratin, Mahāvratin, Maha-vratin: 8 definitions
Mahavratin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Mahāvratin (महाव्रतिन्) refers to the “great vow”.—An early Cālukya inscription dated 639 AḌ. refers to the worship of Śiva as Kapāleśvara and to the maintenance of ascetics who observed the Great Vow (mahāvratin). Bhandarkar notes: “In the copper-plate charter of Nāgavardhana, the nephew of Pulakeśin II of Mahārāṣṭra, who ascended the throne in 610 AD and was living in 639 AD, a grant is recorded of a village near Igatpuri in Nāsik district for the worship of Kāpāleśvara i.e. the lord of the wearer of skulls, and for the maintenance of the Mahāvratins residing in the temple”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a devotee, an ascetic.
2) an epithet of Śiva.
Mahāvratin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and vratin (व्रतिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāvratin (महाव्रतिन्).—m. (-tī) 1. A name of Siva. 2. A devotee, an ascetic. E. mahā great, and vrata religious penance or observance, and ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāvratin (महाव्रतिन्).—m. 1. a devotee, an ascetic (cf. mahā-vrata). 2. a name of Śiva.
Mahāvratin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and vratin (व्रतिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāvratin (महाव्रतिन्):—[=mahā-vratin] [from mahā > mah] mfn. practising the five fundamental duties of Jainas, observing the rule of the Pāś°s [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Daśakumāra-carita]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a Pāś°s [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a devotee, ascetic (= joṭiṅga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] = uraskaṭa (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāvratin (महाव्रतिन्):—[mahā-vratin] (tī) 5. m. Shiva; a devotee, an ascetic.
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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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