Bahubala, Bāhubala, Bahu-bala: 10 definitions


Bahubala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bāhubala (बाहुबल) is the name of an ancient king from Kāñcī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 43. Accordingly, as Rājyadhara said to Naravāhanadatta: “... in it [Kāñcī] there was a famous king of the name of Bāhubala, who won Fortune by the might of his arm, and imprisoned her in his treasury, though she is a gadding dame”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bāhubala, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Bahubala (बहुबल) (lit. “one who is possessing great strength”) is a synonym (another name) for the Lion (Siṃha), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bāhubala (बाहुबल).—n (S) pop. bāhubaḷa n Strength of arm; mere personal strength or might: opp. to stratagem, skill, deceit &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bāhubala (बाहुबल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—n Strength of arm.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahubala (बहुबल).—a lion.

Derivable forms: bahubalaḥ (बहुबलः).

Bahubala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and bala (बल). See also (synonyms): bahībala.

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Bāhubala (बाहुबल).—strength of arm, muscular strength.

Derivable forms: bāhubalam (बाहुबलम्).

Bāhubala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhu and bala (बल).

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

Bāhubala (बाहुबल).—1. [neuter] strength of the arm.

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Bāhubala (बाहुबल).—2. [adjective] = seq.; [masculine] [Name] of a king.

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

1) Bahubala (बहुबल):—[=bahu-bala] [from bahu > bah] mfn. possessing great strength

2) [v.s. ...] m. a lion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Bāhubala (बाहुबल):—[=bāhu-bala] [from bāhu] n. power or strength of a°, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. ‘strong in a°’, Name of a prince, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Bahubala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bāhubala (ಬಾಹುಬಲ):—[noun] the muscular strength of the arm.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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