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noun Hinduism.
  1. a name of Shiva.
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Origin of Mahadeva

< Sanskrit: great god, equivalent to mahā- great + deva god. See deity
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  • He who shall bathe in its waters will share the paradise of Mahadeva!

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor

  • The Kûrs of the Mahadeva hills are closely allied to the Kharwar.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

  • As the linga of Mahadeva, so do they venerate the bhaga, that is, the female organ.

  • Mahadeva smiled and relented; but on the condition that they should instantly leave the country.

  • Bathing there and worshipping Mahadeva, one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice.