Maheshvasa, Maheṣvāsa, Maha-ishvasa, Maheśvāsa: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Maheṣvāsa and Maheśvāsa can be transliterated into English as Mahesvasa or Maheshvasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Maheśvāsa (महेश्वास) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Maheśvāsa).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Maheṣvāsa (महेष्वास).—a great archer, a great warrior; अत्र शूरा महेष्वासा भामार्जुनसमा युधि (atra śūrā maheṣvāsā bhāmārjunasamā yudhi) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.4.
Derivable forms: maheṣvāsaḥ (महेष्वासः).
Maheṣvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and iṣvāsa (इष्वास).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-saḥ) A warrior, a champion, an archer. E. maheṣu, and āsa who shoots.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maheṣvāsa (महेष्वास).—m. an archer.
Maheṣvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and iṣvāsa (इष्वास).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maheṣvāsa (महेष्वास).—[masculine] great bowman or archer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Maheṣvāsa (महेष्वास):—[from mahā > mah] m. a gr° archer, [Mahābhārata] (also -tama), [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maheṣvāsa (महेष्वास):—[maheṣvā+sa] (saḥ) 1. m. Archer, warrior.
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