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    Shiva in Thailand

    Hi, I've read that "Mahaji" is a title of Shiva there. Could you tell me if that is correct?

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    A similar word is Mahashiv. Is that pronounced similarly to "mahaji"?

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Thai call "Shiva" in Thai "Phra Siva" = พระศิวะ
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Money in Java 600 years ago was "mahaji gung hartha" meaning "royal. great. money". Shiva was "king of dance" so possibly mahaji could be used to mean Shiva as king.

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    The Hidu was influenced to Suvanabhumi many hundred yrs earlier than the 1st century as well as Buddhism. The rule of " Manu" is the caste in Hinduism, White is the color of Brahmins, Red is the color for Royal Ksatriya, yellow is the color of businessmen,merchandise Vesa, black is color of the slave Sutra.

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    The Maori canoes which took them to New Zealand from the Fiji area were named for each tribe's ancestor. The canoe had "manu" meaning the spirit of the mind of the tribe. Hindu influence also went to east Australia where ships from Java went to look for gold. "Indooroopilly" (Indra pilly?) is the name of the river at Brisbane. "Punya" and "gunna" are words in Bundjalung language there, and mean the same as in Sanskrit.

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by chimera View Post
    Hi, I've read that "Mahaji" is a title of Shiva there. Could you tell me if that is correct?
    Can you tell the Source where you have read this.
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Another Name Thais call Shiva is "Phra Isuan" in Thai Script พระอิศวร
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Shiva has nine names:
    -Isvara - Isur
    -Rudra - Hara
    -Ugra - Akura
    -Pairava - Mahisvara
    - Siva

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by djaidee View Post
    Can you tell the Source where you have read this.
    It was in a travel guidebook, with no other details about the word "mahaji". The name is used in India, as at Poona Bihar. My interest is because an Australian Aboriginal legend says 3 men arrived by ship. The names appear to be in Old Balinese language and "Mahaji" is the strong god at Ngari village where the ship arrived. "Ngari" means "tribal dance" which was a symbol of the tribal territory, and may be like Malay "nagara". And "ngara" means "the sea", possibly meaning Bali Negara overseas.

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