Babhruvahana, Babhruvāhana, Babhru-vahana: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Babhruvahana in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन):—Son of Arjuna (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu) and the princess of Maṇipura. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.30-32)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन).—A son of Arjuna. Birth. When the Pāṇḍavas were residing in Indraprastha after marrying Pāñcālī, Nārada went to see them once. With a view to avoiding any quarrel between the Pāṇḍavas over the one wife they jointly possessed, Nārada suggested that each should take Pāñcālī for a year in turn and he who violated the arrangement should go to the forest for a year. Once Arjuna went to the house of Yudhiṣṭhira who was with Pāñcāli and for thus violating the arrangement Arjuna had to go to the forest for a year. During this exile while he was staying at Gaṅgādvāra he married the serpent girl, Ulūpi and got a son called Irāvān of her. (See full article at Story of Babhruvāhana from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 85.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.56, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Babhru-vāhana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Babhruvahana in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Babhruvahana : Babhruvahana was son of Arjuna by his wife Chitrāngadā.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Babhruvahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन).—Name of a son of Arjuna by Chitrāṅgadā. [The sacrificial horse let loose by king Yudhiṣṭhira and guarded by Arjuna entered, in the course of its wanderings, the country of Maṇipura, which was then ruled by Babhruvāhana, unequalled in prowess. The horse was taken to the king; but when he read the writing on the plate on its head, he knew that it belonged to the Pāṇḍavas, and that his father Arjuna had arrived in the kingdom; and, hastening to him, respectfully offered his kingdom and his treasures along with the horse. Arjuna, in an evil hour, struck the head of Babhruvāhana and upbraided him for his cowardice saying that if he had possessed true valour and had been his true son, he should not have been afraid of his father and submitted to him so meekly. At these words the brave youth was exceedingly irritated and discharged a crescent-shaped arrow at Arjuna which severed his head from his body. He was, however, restored to life by Ulūpī who happened to be then with Chitrāṅgadā; and having acknowledged Babhruvāhana as his true son, he resumed his journey.]

Derivable forms: babhruvāhanaḥ (बभ्रुवाहनः).

Babhruvāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms babhru and vāhana (वाहन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन).—[masculine] [Name] of a prince.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Babhruvāhana (बभ्रुवाहन):—[=babhru-vāhana] [from babhru] m. Name of a son of Arjuna, king of Mahôdaya, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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