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


Babhruvahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Babhruvahana in Purana glossary... « previous · [B] · next »

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
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of babhruvahana in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

General definition (in Hinduism)

Babhruvahana in Hinduism glossary... « previous · [B] · next »

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

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Babhruvahana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [B] · next »

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
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of babhruvahana in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 165 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Vāhana (वाहन) is the twenty-sixth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration sys...
Naravāhana (नरवाहन).—mfn. (-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Borne or carried by men. m. (-naḥ) A name of Kuvera. E....
Jīmūtavāhana (जीमूतवाहन).—A Vidyādhara. (demi-god). He was the son of Jīmūtaketu, who was the r...
Babhru (बभ्रु).—mfn. (-bhruḥ-bhruḥ or -bhrūḥ-bhru) 1. Large, great. 2. Tawny, &c. 3. Baldhe...
Śālivāhana (शालिवाहन).—Name of a celebrated sovereign of India whose era commences with 78 A. D...
Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—A King. He was a dependant of Jarāsandha. (Śloka 13, Chapter 14, Sabhā P...
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) Kartikeya. E. śikhi a peacock, and vāhana a vehicle, the deit...
Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) Siva. E. vṛṣa a bull, and vāhana vehicle.
Śvetavāhana (श्वेतवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) 1. The moon. 2. Arjuna. 3. Indra. 4. The Makara, a marine mo...
Havyavāhana (हव्यवाहन).—m. 'the bearer of oblations', fire; तथा हि तोयौघविभिन्नसंहतिः स हव्यवाह...
Mahiṣavāhana (महिषवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) Yama, the Pluto of the Hindus. E. mahiṣa a buffalo, vāhana v...
Śivavāhana (शिववाहन).—m. (-naḥ) A bull. E. śiva the deity, vāhana vehicle.
Bhāravāhana (भारवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) A beast of burthen, (as a camel, &c.) n. (-naṃ) A vehicle ...
Dharmavāhana (धर्मवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) A name of Siva. E. dharma the bull of this god, virtue typif...
Vṛddhavāhana (वृद्धवाहन).—m. (-naḥ) The mango tree. E. vṛddha large, vāhana vehicle or stem.

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: