Maheshana, Maheśāna, Maha-ishana: 5 definitions


Maheshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Maheśāna can be transliterated into English as Mahesana or Maheshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Maheshana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Maheśāna (महेशान) is a name of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.34-35.—“he who constantly listens to Śivapurāṇa fully comprehending its meaning or simply reads it with devotion is undoubtedly a meritorious soul. Lord Maheśāna (Śiva) is extremely pleased with the sensible man who listens to Śivapurāṇa when death is imminent. Lord Śiva accords him a seat in his own region”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Maheshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maheśāna (महेशान).—Name of Śiva; महेशस्त्वां धत्ते शिरसि रसराजस्य जयिनीम् (maheśastvāṃ dhatte śirasi rasarājasya jayinīm) Udb. °बन्धुः (bandhuḥ) the Bilva tree.

Derivable forms: maheśānaḥ (महेशानः).

Maheśāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and īśāna (ईशान). See also (synonyms): maheśa.

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

Maheśāna (महेशान):—[from mahā > mah] m. = maheśa Name of Śiva, [Catalogue(s)] (-bandhu m. = śa-b, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary])

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Maheshana 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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