Pampamahatmya, Pampāmāhātmya, Pampa-mahatmya: 3 definitions



Pampamahatmya 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

Pampāmāhātmya (पम्पामाहात्म्य).—The name of a Sanskrit work included in the Hemakūṭakhaṇḍa 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., Pampā), person or object.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pampāmāhātmya (पम्पामाहात्म्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(on the borders of the Tambhudra near Anagundī), from the Hemakūṭakhaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa. [Mackenzie Collection] 77.

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

Pampāmāhātmya (पम्पामाहात्म्य):—[=pampā-māhātmya] [from pampā] n. Name of [chapter] of [Skanda-purāṇa]

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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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