Mahayashas, aka: Mahāyaśas, Maha-yashas; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mahāyaśas can be transliterated into English as Mahayasas or Mahayashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 28).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—a. very famous, renowned, celebrated.

Mahāyaśas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yaśas (यशस्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—(1) n. of a past Buddha: Mv i.117.12 (verse), °yaśo, n. sg.; (2) n. of a Bodhisattva or future Buddha: Gv 442.22; (3) n. of a yakṣa: Māy 73; (4) n. of a kalpa, in which lived 300 Buddhas successively, all named Jinendra: Mv iii.237.19 (verse), °yaśasmiṃ, loc. sg.; (5) f., n. of a goddess: Sādh 502.12, °śā(ḥ), n. sg.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—mfn.

(-śāḥ-śāḥ-śaḥ) Illustrious, celebrated. m.

(-śāḥ) The fifth Jaina of the past era. E. mahā great, yaśas fame.

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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