Mahavidya, Mahāvidyā, Maha-vidya: 18 definitions


Mahavidya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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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[«previous next»] — Mahavidya in Sanskrit glossary

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

Mahāvidyā (महाविद्या):—[(ma + vi)] f. eine Form der Durgā [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 50.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 81,58. 91,20.] [Oxforder Handschriften 101,a,22.]

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

Mahāvidyā (महाविद्या):—f.

1) das grosse Wissen als Beiname — a) der Lakṣmi [Viṣṇupurāṇa 1,9,117.] = viśupopāsanā Comm. — b) der Durgā. —

2) Titel eines Mantra [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.]

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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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