Nepalamahatmya, Nepālamāhātmya, Nepala-mahatmya: 5 definitions


Nepalamahatmya 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Nepālamāhātmya (नेपालमाहात्म्य).—The name of a Sanskrit work included in the Himavatkhaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa. The word māhātmya indicates a special category of Sanskrit literature, usually containing accounts of praise and merit in honour of a sacred place (e.g., Nepāla), person or object.

Source: Google Books: Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

The Nepālamāhātmya (नेपालमाहात्म्य) declares in one place, “with a positively martial spirit” that Viṣṇu and Śiva are identical, and also introduces a story of Viṣṇu declaring that a brahman sage (muni) named Nemi should now be the protector (pāla) of this sacred Valley, explaining the origin of its name place: Nemipāla (Nepāla->Nepāl).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nepalamahatmya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nepālamāhātmya (नेपालमाहात्म्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kāṭm. 1.
—from the Himavatkhaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa. Ben. 50. NW. 494.

2) Nepālamāhātmya (नेपालमाहात्म्य):—from the Paśupatipurāṇa. Cu. add. 1608.
—from Ādivarāhapurāṇa. ibid.

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

Nepālamāhātmya (नेपालमाहात्म्य):—[=nepāla-māhātmya] [from nepāla] n. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nepalamahatmya in German

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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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