Mahavidya, Mahāvidyā, Maha-vidya: 17 definitions
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]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.]
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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Search found 19 books and stories containing Mahavidya, Maha-vidya, Mahā-vidyā, Mahāvidyā; (plurals include: Mahavidyas, vidyas, vidyās, Mahāvidyās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 15 - Mahā-vidyā and the Development of Logical Formalism < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 11 - Padmapāda (a.d. 820) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 4 - Teachers and Pupils in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 12 - On the description of Maṇi Dvīpa < [Book 12]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)