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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahāyaśas (महायशस्).—A woman follower of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 28).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
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: 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
(-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
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 6: Origin of Brāhmans < [Chapter VI]
Part 4: The inevitability of death < [Chapter VI - Emancipation of Ajita Svāmin and Sagara]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Recollection of the Buddha (1): The ten names (adhivacana) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]
Part 2 - Aśoka and the bhikṣu with the pleasant breath < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)