Mahishman, Māhiṣmān, Mahiṣmān: 2 definitions

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Mahishman 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 terms Māhiṣmān and Mahiṣmān can be transliterated into English as Mahisman or Mahishman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Mahiṣmān (महिष्मान्).—A King of the Hehaya royal family. It was this King who constructed on the banks of the river Narmadā, Māhiṣmatī, the capital city of Kārtavīryārjuna. It got the name of Māhiṣmatī because it was constructed by Mahiṣmān (Chapter 2, Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa).

2) Mahiṣmān (महिष्मान्).—A King of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty. He was the son of a King called Kuṇi. (Kuṇi is called Kunti in some of the Purāṇas). Kuṇi had three other sons named Sabhājit, Bhadrasena and Durdama. (9th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Māhiṣmān (माहिष्मान्).—A son of Sahajit, founded the city of Māhiṣmatī; father of Bhadraśreṇiya.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 9-10.
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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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