Mahabhisheka, Mahābhiṣeka: 5 definitions
Mahabhisheka 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.
Mahabhisheka has 3 English definitions available.
The Sanskrit term Mahābhiṣeka can be transliterated into English as Mahabhiseka or Mahabhisheka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Mahābhiṣeka (महाभिषेक):—[(mahā + a)] m. feierliche Salbung [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 8, 14. 19.] Titel des [14ten] Lambaka im Kathāsaritsāgara [Kathāsaritsāgara][?1,8; vgl. Oxforder Handschriften 151,b.] Es ist demnach anugata [Kathāsaritsāgara 1, 8] in act. Bed. aufzufassen und pañcalambaka der Titel des [15ten] Lambaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Mahābhiṣeka (महाभिषेक):—m. —
1) eine feierliche Salbung. prayoga m. und vidhi m. [Classified index] —
2) Titel des 14ten Lambaka in [Kathāsaritsāgara]
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Partial matches: Maha.
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