Bahyaka, Bāhyaka, Bāhyakā: 4 definitions


Bahyaka 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Bāhyaka (बाह्यक).—A son of Bhajamāna, married the two sisters who were the daughters of Sṛmjaya and brought forth a number of sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 3-4.

2) Bāhyakā (बाह्यका).—A daughter of Bhajamāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 3.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bāhyaka (बाह्यक).—adj. (Sanskrit bāhya plus -ka svārthe; compare bāhira-ka, in same meaning), external; after ito, to this (i.e. Buddhist); heretical: ito-bāhyakeṣu tīrthikeṣu Bodhisattvabhūmi 222.6; ito-°keṣu śramaṇa-brāhmaṇeṣu Bodhisattvabhūmi 389.7 (both prose); (dhārmikān, i.e. Buddhists)…no tu bāhyakān Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.123.15.

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

Bāhyakā (बाह्यका):—[from bāhya] f. Name of Sṛñjarī and one of the two wives of Bhajamāna (an older sister of Upabāhyakā), [Harivaṃśa]

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Bahyaka 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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