By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Mahabhiseka, MahAbhiSeka, Mahaabhisheka
Mahābhiṣeka literally means ‘the great sprinkling [during the coronation of a king'.
Probably following this, the coronation of a great king, which includes the sprinkling of water from various sacred sources, came to be known as ‘mahābhiṣeka’. Here are the names of some of the great kings who underwent the Mahābhiṣeka ceremony:
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore