Bahulagriva, Bāhulagrīva, Bahula-griva: 5 definitions

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Bahulagriva 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Bahulagrīva (बहुलग्रीव) (lit. “one who has a thick or large neck”) is a synonym (another name) for the Peacock (Mayūra), 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāhulagrīva (बाहुलग्रीव).—a peacock.

Derivable forms: bāhulagrīvaḥ (बाहुलग्रीवः).

Bāhulagrīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhula and grīva (ग्रीव).

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

Bāhulagrīva (बाहुलग्रीव):—[=bāhula-grīva] [from bāhula > bāhu] 2. bāhula-grīva m. ‘having a variegated neck’, a peacock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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