Makha, Mākha: 16 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Makha (मख) refers to a “sacrifice”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when the sage Dadhīci and others staged a walkout, the evil-minded Dakṣa, inimical to Śiva, said mocking at them.:—‘[...] They are slow-witted and senseless. They are rogues indulging in false deliberations and discussions. They are out of the Vedic circle. These men of evil conduct shall be eschewed from sacrificial rites (makha-karman)’”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
makha (मख).—a (Better makhakha) Close, deep, reserved.
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makha (मख).—m S Sacrificing. Ex. of comp. hayamakha, makha- maṇḍapa, makhabhūmi, makharakṣaṇa, makhavighna, makhasāmagrī, śatamakha.
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makha (मख).—m (Commonly mōkha) Kernel &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
makha (मख).—m Sacrificing.
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makha (मख).—a (Better makhkha.) Close, deep, reserve.
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
Makha (मख).—a. [makh saṃjñāyāṃ gha] Ved.
1) Adorable, fit to be worshipped with oblations.
2) Lively, active, cheerful.
-khaḥ 1 A sacrificial rite; अकिंचनत्वं मखजं व्यनक्ति (akiṃcanatvaṃ makhajaṃ vyanakti) R.5.16; Manusmṛti 4.24; R.3.39.
2) A festival.
3) Worship; वैदिक- स्तान्त्रिको मिश्र इति मे त्रिविधो मखः (vaidika- stāntriko miśra iti me trividho makhaḥ) Bhāgavata 11.27.7.
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Mākha (माख).—a. (-khī f.) Sacrificial.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-khaḥ) Sacrifice, oblation. E. makh to go, aff. ghañ or gha .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Makha (मख).—m. 1. A warrior,
Makha (मख).—[adjective] gay, jocund; [masculine] occasion of joy, festivity, sacrifice; [Name] of a demon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Makha (मख):—1. makha mfn. ([probably] connected with √1. mah or √maṃh) jocund, cheerful, sprightly, vigorous, active, restless (said of the Maruts and other gods), [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa]
2) m. a feast, festival, any occasion of joy or festivity, [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]
3) a sacrifice, sacrificial oblation, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 17])
4) ([probably]) Name of a mythical being ([especially] in makhasya śiraḥ, ‘Makha’s head’), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. also [compound])
5) 2. makha m. or n. (?) the city of Mecca, [Kālacakra]
6) Mākha (माख):—([probably]) n. ([from] mabha) any relationship based upon an oblation offered in common, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] maukha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Makha (मख):—(khaḥ) 1. m. Sacrifice, oblation.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Makha (मख) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Makha (मख) [Also spelled makh]:—(nm) a sacrifice, sacrificial performance (see [yajña]).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Makha (ಮಖ):—[noun] an elaborate celeboration in which oblations are given to a deity or several deities to propitiate them; a religious sacrifice.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+49): Makha-marne-jhar, Makhade, Makhadeva, Makhadeva Ambavana, Makhadeva Jataka, Makhadeva Sutta, Makhadhvamsi, Makhadura, Makhadveshin, Makhadvish, Makhagni, Makhahan, Makhaje, Makhakarman, Makhakha, Makhakhama, Makhakriya, Makhala, Makhalashi, Makhalaya.
Ends with (+3): Adhimakha, Adurmakha, Badimakha, Dakshamakha, Dhanurmakha, Dimakha, Durmakha, Grahamakha, Indramakha, Jarayamakha, Khaimakha, Khamakha, Mahamakha, Navagrahamakha, Pramathanathamakha, Puttramakha, Samakha, Shakrabhakshamakha, Shatamakha, Somamakha.
Full-text (+42): Makhahan, Makhatratri, Makhavahni, Makhas, Makhanala, Makhakriya, Makhagni, Makhasuhrid, Makhadveshin, Makhamshabhaj, Makhanna, Maha, Shatamakha, Makhya, Makhavedi, Makhamaya, Maghasvamin, Makhadvish, Durmakha, Makhasvamin.
Search found 18 books and stories containing Makha, Mākha; (plurals include: Makhas, Mākhas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 189 - The Antecedents of Audumbarī < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 235 - Greatness of Liṅgatraya < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 181 - Greatness of Gāyatrī Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.138.1 < [Sukta 138]
Rig Veda 10.11.6 < [Sukta 11]
Rig Veda 4.3.14 < [Sukta 3]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XIV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Fourteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XIV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Fourteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XIV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Fourteenth Kāṇḍa]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.48 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.1.7 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)