Mahibhartri, Mahībhartṛ, Mahi-bhartri: 5 definitions

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Mahibhartri 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 Mahībhartṛ can be transliterated into English as Mahibhartr or Mahibhartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Mahibhartri in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Mahībhartṛ (महीभर्तृ) refers to the “supporter of the earth”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[...] In his dominion there shall be no devastations such as droughts etc. If the King, in the absence of [such a capable] one, has a different (i.e. ordinary) Guru or Court Officiant [at his side], that Supporter of the Earth (mahībhartṛ) shall get the opposite [result] (i.e. unfavorable things), there is no doubt about that”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahībhartṛ (महीभर्तृ).—m. a king.

Mahībhartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and bhartṛ (भर्तृ).

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

Mahībhartṛ (महीभर्तृ) or Jagatībhartṛ or Bhūbhartṛ.—m. a king, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 103, 17; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 69, 23.

Mahībhartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and bhartṛ (भर्तृ).

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

Mahībhartṛ (महीभर्तृ).—[masculine] king (lit. = seq.).

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

Mahībhartṛ (महीभर्तृ):—[=mahī-bhartṛ] [from mahī > mah] m. ‘e°-supporter’, a king, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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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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