Bahushalin, Bāhuśālin, Bahu-shalin: 7 definitions


Bahushalin 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.

The Sanskrit term Bāhuśālin can be transliterated into English as Bahusalin or Bahushalin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bahushalin in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्) is the name of a Kṣatriya from the country Avanti, who later became friends with Śrīdatta, a Brāhman whose story is told in the “story of Śrīdatta and Mṛgāṅkavatī”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. Śrīdatta was the son of Kālanemi, who was the son of Yajñasoma, a Brāhman from the country of Mālava.

2) Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a fourfold-power warrior (caturguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Bāhuśālin, and others], these princes are warriors of fourfold power”.

The story of Bāhuśālin was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bāhuśālin, 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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[«previous next»] — Bahushalin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्).—m.

1) an epithet of Śiva.

2) of Bhīma.

Bāhuśālin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhu and śālin (शालिन्).

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

Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्).—m. a proper name.

Bāhuśālin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhu and śālin (शालिन्).

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

Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्).—[adjective] = [preceding]; warlike, valiant.

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

1) Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्):—[=bāhu-śālin] [from bāhu] mfn. possessing strong a°, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] of a warrior, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of Bhīma, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] of a prince, [ib.]

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Bahushalin 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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