Mahayuga, Mahāyuga, Maha-yuga: 10 definitions

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Mahayuga 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Mahāyuga (महायुग).—A cosmological time span equal to 4,320,000 years. Note: Mahā-yuga is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग).—'a great Yuga', consisting of the four Yugas of mortals, or comprising 4,32, years of men.

Derivable forms: mahāyugam (महायुगम्).

Mahāyuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yuga (युग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A great Yuga; the aggregate of the four ages, or a period of four millions, three hundred and twenty thousand years. E. mahā great, and yuga age.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग).—n. the aggregate of the four ages.

— Cf. [Latin] jugum; [Gothic.] juk; [Anglo-Saxon.] ioc, iuc, geóc;

Mahāyuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yuga (युग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग).—[neuter] a great Yuga ( = 4 ages of the world).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग):—[=mahā-yuga] [from mahā > mah] n. a gr° Yuga or Y° of the gods (= 4 Yugas of mortals or the aggregate of the Kṛta, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali Yugas = 4, 320, 000 years; a day and a night of Brahmā comprise 2, 000 Mahā-yugas), [Sūryasiddhānta] ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 178]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग):—[mahā-yuga] (gaḥ) 1. m. A great Yuga, a period of 432,000,000 years.

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Mahayuga in German

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Mahāyuga (महायुग):—n. great age; a complete cycle of four ages lasting a total of 4,320,000 years;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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