Bahubali, Bāhubali, Bahu-bali: 5 definitions
Bahubali means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Bāhubali (बाहुबलि) and Sundarī were born as twins from Sunandā (one of Ṛṣabha’s wifes), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
“[...] when a little less than six pūrvas had passed after the wedding, while the Lord enjoyed himself with them, the Jīvas of Bāhu and Pīṭha fell from Sarvārthasiddhi and entered Sumaṅgalā’s womb as twins. Likewise the jīvas of Subāhu and Mahāpīṭha fell from Sarvārthasiddhi and entered Sunandā’s womb. [...] Lady Sunandā bore Bāhubali and Sundarī with fair figures, like the rainy-season bearing clouds and lightning”.
2) Bāhubali (बाहुबलि) is the name of an ancient king, according to chapter 1.3.—Accordingly, “[...] the Master set out to obtain alms and arrived at the city Gajapura, the ornament of a circle of cities. In this city King Śreyāṃsa, the heir of King Somaprabha who was the son of Bāhubali, saw in a dream: ‘Meru, entirely dark, was made extremely brilliant by my sprinkling it with pitchers of water’.”
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bāhubali (बाहुबलि):—[=bāhu-bali] [from bāhu] m. ([from] bahu-bala?) Name of a mountain, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a physically strong man.
2) [noun] a Jaina saint, the son of Vřṣabhadēva, the first Thirthankara , and who fought against and defeated his ambitious brother but got disillusioned with the futility of the worldly life, stood meditating for a year and got enlightenment.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+9): Kukkuteshvara, Cittaja, Niduka, Merumandara, Gomata, Gommata, Gummata, Bahali, Suvega, Nyagrodha, Kamadeva, Kutika, Tungigiri, Hastimalla, Shakinimantra, Sakini, Somayashas, Pratimana, Cakreshvari, Sundari.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Bāhubali’s march < [Chapter V]
Part 2: Preparations for war by Bāhubali’s men < [Chapter V]
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)