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Madana Cupid, the demigod who incites lust in living beings.
Madana-mohana the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, who enchants even Cupid.
Mädhäi [See:] Jagäi and Mädhäi
Mädhukaré a system of begging adopted by a mendicant.
Mädhurya-lélä Lord Kåñëa's pastimes of conjugal love with His eternal associates.
Mädhurya-rasa the spiritual relationship in which the Supreme Lord and His devotee reciprocate as lovers.
Madhusüdana the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, killer of the demon Madhu.
Madhväcärya a great thirteenth-century Vaiñëava spiritual master who preached the theistic philosophy of pure dualism.
Mädré the co-wife (with Kunté) of King Päëòu and the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva.
Magadha a province of ancient India .
Mahäbhärata Vyäsadeva's epic history of greater India , which includes the events of the Kurukñetra war and the narration of [Bhagavad-gétä].
Mahäbhärata-tätparya-nérëaya Madhväcärya's version of [Mahäbhärata.]
Mahä-bhäva the highest stage of love of God.
Mahädeva [See:] Çiva
Mahäjanas great self-realized souls, authorities on the science of Kåñëa consciousness.
Mahä-lakñmé [See:] Lakñmé
Mahä-mantra the great chant for deliverance: Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Ha re Hare.
Mahämäyä the illusory, material energy of the Supreme Lord.
Mahä-prasädam the remnants of food directly offered to the Deity of Lord Kåñëa.
Mahä-puruña the Supreme Lord, who is the supreme enjoyer.
Mahäräja a title for a great king or sage.
Mahä-ratha a powerful warrior who can single-handedly fight against ten thousand others.
Maharloka a heavenly planet.
Mahä-roga severe illness.
Mahätmä a "great soul," an exalted devotee of Lord Kåñëa.
Mahat-tattva the original, undifferentiated form of the total material energy, from which the material world is manifested.
Mahä-Viñëu the expansion of the Supreme Lord from whom all material universes emanate.
Mahendra Lord Indra, the King of heaven.
Maheçvara [See:] Çiva
Mahimä the mystic ability to become unlimitedly large.
Maitreya Muni the great sage who spoke [Çrémad-Bhägavatam] to Vidura.
Makara-dhvaja [See:] Cupid
Mänasa-gaìgä a sacred river that flows in Våndävana along part of the base of Govardhana Hill.
Maìgala-ärati the daily predawn worship ceremony knowing the Deity of the Supreme Lord.
Maëigréva a son of Kuvera cursed by Närada Muni to take birth as an [arjuna] tree. He was ultimately liberated by Lord Kåñëa.
Maëimän the Supreme Lord, who is always ornamented with brilliant jewels.
Maïjaré the small, purplish flowers of the [tulasé] plant.
Mano-maya (consciousness) absorbed in mental activity.
Mantra a transcendental sound or Vedic hymn that can deliver the mind from illusion.
Manu a demigod son of Brahmä who is the forefather and lawgiver of the human race. There is a succession of fourteen Manus during each day of Brahmä.
Manu-saàhitä the scriptural law book for mankind, given by Manu.
Manu, Sväyambhuva [See:] Sväyambhuva Manu
Manu, Vaivasvata [See:] Vaivasvata Manu
Manvantara 4,320,000 years
Manvantara-avatäras the special incarnations of the Supreme Lord who appear during the reign of each Manu.
Marakata-maëi an emerald.
Maréci one of the great sages who were born directly from Lord Brahmä.
Märiñä the society girl of the heavenly planets sent by Indra to seduce the sage Kaëòu.
Märkaëòeya Puräëa the [Puräëa] of Märkaëòeya Åñi.
Martya-loka the "world of death," the earth planet.
Marudloka the planet of the storm-god associates of King Indra.
Maruts the storm-god associates of King Indra.
Maöha a monastery.
Mathurä Lord Kåñëa's abode, surrounding Våndävana, where He took birth and to which He later returned after performing His child hood pastimes in Våndävana.
Matsya the fish incarnation of the Supreme Lord.
Mauñala-lélä the pastime of the Yadu dynasty's departure from the earth.
Mäyä the inferior, illusory energy of the Supreme Lord, which rules over this material creation; also, forgetfulness of one's relationship with Kåñëa.
Maya Dänava the architect of the demons.
Mäyä-sukha material happiness, which is illusory and temporary.
Mäyäväda the impersonal philosophy propounding the unqualified oneness of God and the living entities and the non-reality of manifest nature.
Mäyävädé an impersonalist philosopher who conceives of the Absolute as ultimately formless and the living entity as equal to God .
Menakä the famous society girl of the heavenly planets who seduced the sage Viçvämitra.
Mémäàsakas atheistic philosophers who say that even if God exists, He is obliged to reward us the fruits of our work.
Mitra demigod who controls death.
Mlecchas uncivilized humans, outside the Vedic system of society, who are generally meat-eaters.
Moha illusion.
Mohiné the Supreme Lord's incarnation as the most beautiful woman.
Mokña liberation from material bondage.
Mådaìga a clay drum used in congregational chanting.
Müòha a foolish, ass-like person.
Muhürta a period of forty-eight minutes.
Mukta-puruña a liberated person.
Mukti liberation from material bondage.
Mukti-devé the demigoddess who is the personification of liberation.
Mukunda the Supreme Lord, who is the giver of liberation.
Müla-mantra a short Sanskrit incantation uttered before one offers an item of worship to the Deity of Kåñëa or His expansions.
Muni a sage.
Muni-putra son of a sage.
Muräri Kåñëa, the enemy of the demon Mura.
Muraripu (Muradviña) the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, killer of the demon Mura.
Mystic yoga [yoga] performed for the purpose of developing subtle material powers.

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