Babhruvahana, aka: Babhru-vahana, Babhruvāhana; 6 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 85.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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