Badarayana, aka: Bādarāyaṇa; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Bādarāyaṇa (बादरायण) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Bādarāyaṇa) various roles suitable to them.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bādarāyaṇa (बादरायण):—Also known as Vyāsadeva, he was begotten by Parāśara Muni through the womb of Satyavatī. He had a son named Śukadeva Gosvāmī. He had a brother named Vicitravīrya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.21-24)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bādarāyaṇa (बादरायण).—Vyāsa; an incarnation of Acyuta; and who arranged the one Veda into different parts.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 1. 7; Matsya-purāṇa 14. 16.
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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The author or redactor to whom the Brahmasūtra (Vedāntasūtra) is attributed.

Source: Oxford Reference: Indian Philosophy

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bādarāyaṇa (बादरायण).—[badaryāṃ bhavaḥ phak] Name of a sage said to be the author of the Śārīraka Sūtras of the Vedānta philosophy (generally identified with Vyāsa).

Derivable forms: bādarāyaṇaḥ (बादरायणः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bādarāyaṇa (बादरायण) or Vādarāyaṇa.—m.

(-ṇaḥ) An epithet of Vyasa, as the author of the Vedanta Sutra. E. badara, phak aff. of descent.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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