Mahuri, Māhurī: 3 definitions


Mahuri means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Māhurī (माहुरी) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Stein identifies it with the Mavur flowing through the Machipur pargana. The evidence supplied by the Nīlamata, however, does not favour this identification. The Nīlamata locates Tripureśa on the bank of and the Mahā-devagiri in the vicinity of the Māhurī. Tripureśa has been rightly identified by Stein with Triphar on the bank of the river Arrah—the Mahāsarit of the Śarvāvatāra. The Arrah feeds the Dal and the stream which forms the outflow of the Dal is called Mar, very near to Māri of the gloss K of the Nīlamata on the Māhurī. I suggest, therefore, that the Mahāsarit and the Māhurī are names of one and the same stream which is to be identified with the Arrah. Mention of the river Tilaprasthā deserves notice in this connection. This river has been rightly identified with that branch of the Arrah which separates a short distance below from the Shālimar branch and then flows into the Dal under the name of Telbal Nāla.

Giving a pun on the word Tilaprasthā, v. 1319 of the Nīlamata informs that by taking bath in the Māhurī one obtains also the merit of bathing in the Tilaprasthā and this becomes a fact if we identify the Māhurī with the Arrah because the Tilaprasthā being a branch of the Arrah, one is certainly to obtain the merit of bathing in both by taking bath in the Arrah at that point where the Tilaprasthā has not separated itself from the Arrah.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahuri (ಮಹುರಿ):—[noun] the gourd-pipe of Indian jugglers and snake charmers.

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Māhuri (ಮಾಹುರಿ):—[noun] (mus.) in Karnāṭaka system, a mode derived from the main mode Harikāmbhōji.

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Māhuri (ಮಾಹುರಿ):—[noun] = ಮಾಹುಲಿ [mahuli].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Māhurī (माहुरी):—n. → मौरी [maurī]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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