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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    But was it a Travel Guidebook about Thailand, maybe it's only the Name they use in India etc.
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Lord Shiv would have 100s of names if not more. The closest to Mahaji could be Maharishi, converted to Mahaji in some dialect maybe. Not sure.
    Or it well could be a switch from Maharaja(king), or Mahashiv... think can search all the various names of Lord Shiv on the net and check...
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Yes it was a tourist guide for Thailand by an American. Possibly he heard someone from another country talk in Thailand about Shiva.
    Mahadevji is an Indian word. Mahaji is an Indian name and was used in Java, maybe not now. I believe that ships went to Australia several hundred years before the British invasion.

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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    In India it would be used as Mahadeva (referring to Mahadevji) for Lord Shiva. Mahadeva could be used for others too, but I think its most likely to be used for Lord Shiva.
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    Re: Shiva in Thailand

    Yes, thank you.
    Indra was more significant in the east than he was in India. In Java, "mahaji" can mean "teachings", I am told. In Majapahit Java, maybe Indra's teachings had influence.
    Agastya was a Java deity and is linked with a mountain in Thailand, I have read. Can you confirm that?

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