Mahotsaha, Mahotsāha, Maha-utsaha: 12 definitions
Mahotsaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह) refers to a “great enthusiasm”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Śiva: “[...] O lord Śiva, please go and grant Śivā the boon. O lord, destroy our misery and bestow happiness on us. O Śiva, there is a great enthusiasm [i.e., mahotsāha] in my heart as well as in those of the gods to witness your marriage. Please get it performed in a fitting manner. The opportune moment for the fulfilment of the boon granted by you to Ratī has arrived. Make your promise fruitful”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह).—A son of Auttama Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 34.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-aṣṭaka) associated with Candrapīṭha (or Candrapīṭhapura), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Capala, Lelihāna, Mahākāya, Hanumata, Mahābala, Mahotsāha, Devadatta, Durāsada.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mahōtsāha (महोत्साह).—m Any great festival or great rejoicings.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह).—a. possessed of great energy, energetic, persevering; अहं च कर्णं जानामि (ahaṃ ca karṇaṃ jānāmi) ...... सत्यसंधं महोत्साहं (satyasaṃdhaṃ mahotsāhaṃ) ...... Mb.3.91.2. (-haḥ) 1 perseverance.
2) great pride; ये जात्यादिमहो- त्साहान्नरेन्द्रान्नोपयान्ति च । तेषामामरणं भिक्षा प्रायश्चितं विनिर्मितम् (ye jātyādimaho- tsāhānnarendrānnopayānti ca | teṣāmāmaraṇaṃ bhikṣā prāyaścitaṃ vinirmitam) || Pt.1.38.
Mahotsāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and utsāha (उत्साह).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Persevering, diligent, making strenuous and unremitting exertion. m.
(-haḥ) 1. A king, possessing all the appendages and powers of monarchy. 2. Diligence, effort, exertion. E. mahā great, and utsāha effort.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह).—I. adj. possessing great energy, persevering. Ii. m. 1. exertion. 2. a king possessing all the powers of monarchy. Yathā -utsāha + m, adv. according to one’s power or ability, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 86.
Mahotsāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and utsāha (उत्साह).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह).—[adjective] having great energy or perseverance.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahotsāha (महोत्साह):—[from mahā > mah] mfn. having gr° power or strength or energy, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahotsāha (महोत्साह):—[maho+tsāha] (haḥ-hā-haṃ) a. Persevering, diligent. m. A king; diligence.
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