maharṣi महर्षि

Definition: m. a great ṛṣi-, any great sage or saint (according to to ten maharṣi-s were created by manu- svāyambhuva-, viz. marīci-, atri-, aṅgiras-, pulastya-, pulaha-, kratu-, pracetas-, vasiṣṭha-, bhṛgu-, nārada-, also called the 10 prajāpati-s, q.v;some restrict the number to 7, and some add dakṣa-, dharma-, gautama-, kaṇva-, vālmīki-, vyāsa-, manu-, vibhāṇḍaka- etc.) etc. ()


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Mn. i , 34, Mn., MBh., IW. 206 n. 1
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