Mahayashas, Mahāyaśas, Maha-yashas: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Mahāyaśas can be transliterated into English as Mahayasas or Mahayashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 28).
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्) is the son of Ādityayaśas and grandson of Cakrin Bharata, according to chapter 2.6 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as king Sagara said: “[...] Cakrin Bharata had a son, Ādityayaśas, a sun in powerful splendor, not deficient in strength. Mahāyaśas was the son of Ādityayaśas, his glory sung to the ends of the earth, the crest-jewel of all the powerful. A son, Atibala, was born to him, ruling the earth with unbroken authority like Ākhaṇḍala. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—a. very famous, renowned, celebrated.
Mahāyaśas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yaśas (यशस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—(1) name of a past Buddha: Mahāvastu i.117.12 (verse), °yaśo, n. sg.; (2) name of a Bodhisattva or future Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 442.22; (3) name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 73; (4) name of a kalpa, in which lived 300 Buddhas successively, all named Jinendra: Mahāvastu iii.237.19 (verse), °yaśasmiṃ, loc. sg.; (5) f., name of a goddess: Sādhanamālā 502.12, °śā(ḥ), n. sg.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śāḥ-śāḥ-śaḥ) Illustrious, celebrated. m.
(-śāḥ) The fifth Jaina of the past era. E. mahā great, yaśas fame.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—adj. illustrious, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 55, 38.
Mahāyaśas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yaśas (यशस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—[adjective] very glorious.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Raghunandana: Gobhilīyaśrāddhakalpabhāṣya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahāyaśas (महायशस्):—[=mahā-yaśas] [from mahā > mah] mfn. very glorious or renowned or celebrated, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the fourth Arhat of the past Utsarpiṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] of a learned man, [Catalogue(s)]
4) [v.s. ...] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्):—[mahā-yaśas] (śāḥ) 5. m. The fifth Jaina of the past era. a. Illustrious.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Yashas, Maha.
Starts with: Mahayashaska.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 6: Origin of Brāhmans < [Chapter VI]
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