Mahavideha, Mahāvidehā, Maha-videha: 7 definitions


Mahavideha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahāvideha (महाविदेह):—[(ma + vi)]

1) Nomen proprium eines heiligen Gebiets: kṣetraṃ mahāvidehākhyam [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 1, 163.] khaṇḍāntaḥ [275.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 292. 309.] —

2) adj. f. ā, in Verbindung mit vṛtti im Yoga Bez. eines best. Verhaltens des Manas: śarīrādbahiryā manasaḥ śarīranairapekṣyeṇa vṛttiḥ sā mahāvidehā nāma nirgataśarīrāhaṃkāradārḍhyadvāreṇocyate (vi deha) [Oxforder Handschriften 231,a,46. fgg.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mahāvideha (महाविदेह):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) vṛti f. im Yoga Bez. eines bestimmten Verhaltens des Manas.

2) n. Nomen proprium eines mythischen Landes [Campakaśreṣṭhikathānakam 511.]

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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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