Balabhadra, Bala-bhadra: 12 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—(Balabhadrarāma, Balarāma, Baladeva). The elder brother of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and the eighth incarnation of Mahāviṣṇu.* Birth. When the number of wicked kings increased Bhūmīdevī (goddess of Earth) turned herself into a cow and took refuge in Mahāviṣṇu. Mahāviṣṇu then promised to be born as the sons of Vasudeva named Balabhadrarāma and Śrī Kṛṣṇa and destroy the wicked. Vasudeva was the son of the Yādava, Śūrasena, King of Madhurā. To Devaka the brother of another Yādava King, Ugrasena, was born a daughter Devakī. The marriage of Devakī with Vasudeva was celebrated but on the same day an Aśarīriṇī (a heavenly voice from above) said that the eighth child of Devakī would kill Kaṃsa. Instantly Kaṃsa put both Vasudeva and Devakī in jail. The first six sons born to Devakī were killed the moment they were born by striking them against the ground. Devakī became pregnant for the seventh time. The babe in the womb was Ananta incarnate by Viṣṇu’s directive to be of help to him when he would also be born soon as Kṛṣṇa. Therefore it was necessary to save the child from the cruel hands of Kaṃsa as it was certain he would kill the babe the same way he had killed all the others before. So he ordered Māyādevī to take the child from the womb of Devakī and place it in that of Rohiṇī, another wife of Vasudeva. Māyādevī did so and the boy got the name Saṃgharṣaṇa, also because of this. The news spread that Devakī aborted. Rohiṇī delivered a boy and was named Saṃgharṣaṇa alias Balabhadrarāma. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgavata). (See full article at Story of Balabhadra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—A boundary hill of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 26.

1b) See Balarāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 65. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 83; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 99.
Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—The Purāṇas conceive Balabhadra as the incarnation of serpent Śeṣa. He is the treasure of resplendence, possesses the divine grandeur, unshakable and the best of the humans. He is the ācārya of yoga, immensely strong, valorous. He is the one who listens to the secret advice of the gods and the foremost among those who considers the same. He defeated Jarāsandha in the battle of gadā, but did not kill him.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baḷabhadra (बळभद्र).—m (balabhadra S The name of the elder brother of kṛṣṇa.) A term applied ironically to an ill-starred fellow or luckless wight.

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

baḷabhadra (बळभद्र).—

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—a. strong, powerful. (-draḥ) 1 a strong or powerful man.

2) a kind of ox.

3) Name of Balarāma, q. v. below.

4) the tree called लोध्र (lodhra).

5) Name of Ananta.

-drā a maiden.

Balabhadra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bala and bhadra (भद्र).

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

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—n. of a nāga king: Māy 247.12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—m.

(-draḥ) 1. Baladeva. 2. Ananta, the great serpent, considered as identified with the proceding, Baladeva being regarded by some authorities as an incarnation of Ananta. 3. A strong or robust man. 4. A tree, commonly Lodh. f.

(-drā) 1. A young girl, a maiden. 2. A drug, commonly Trayamana. E. bala strength, and bhadra auspicious, excellent.

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

Balabhadra (बलभद्र).—[masculine] = baladeva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Balabhadra (बलभद्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—brother of Govardhanācārya. Śp. p. 24.

2) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—father of Govardhana Miśra (Tarkabhāṣāprakāśa), Viśvanātha and Padmanābha. W. p. 203. Hall. p. 21. 23. 29.

3) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Dāmodara, father of Jayarāma (Pāraskarabhāṣya). W. p. 64.

4) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—father of Devabhadra (Prayogasāra). L. 756.

5) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—father of Pradyotana (Candrālokaprakāśa). L. 1784.

6) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Sarvānandamiśra, father of Kāśīnātha, father of Candravandya, father of Śivarāma, father of Raghunātha (Sāṃkhyatattvavilāsa). Hall. p. 7.

7) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Śrīnandana, father of Rāma, who wrote a Praśasti in 1003. Go7tt. Anz. 1868, 460.

8) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

9) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Adbhutataraṅgiṇī.

10) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Āhnika. Rice. 208.

11) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Kālītattvāmṛta [tantric]

12) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Cetasiṃhavilāsa.

13) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Jātakacandrikā. Bṛhajjātake Naṣṭajātakādhyāyaṭīkā. Horāratna.

14) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Navaratnadhātuvivāda med.

15) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Mahārudranyāsapaddhati.

16) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Yogaśataka jy.

17) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Rāmagītāvṛtti.

18) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Śaktivādaṭīkā.

19) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Kāśīnātha, grandson of Kṛṣṇadatta, wrote in 1562: Mahānāṭakadīpikā.

20) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Dāmodara, brother of Harirāma, wrote in 1656: Hāyanaratna jy.

21) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Vasanta, grandson of Vimalakara, wrote at Umānagara in 1544: Bālabodhinī Bhāsvatīṭīkā.

22) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Āśaucasāra.

23) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—is mentioned as an astronomer in Albiruni's Indica, translated by Sachau, 1, 156-58.

24) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—father of Govardhana Miśra (Tarkabhāṣāprakāśa), Viśvanātha, and Padmanābha (Vardhamānendu). Balabhadra himself was author of Yuktikalpadruma vaiś. See Catal. Io. p. 663.

25) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—wrote in 1777-88: Pattraprakāśa jy.

26) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Mahārudrapaddhati.

27) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Vṛndasaṃgrahaśeṣa med.

28) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—son of Dāmodara, brother of Harirāma, grandson of Lāla, pupil of Rāma: Hāyanaratna. Horāratna, composed in 1654. He wrote besides a Makarandaṭīkā, and a
—[commentary] to Bhāskara’s Bījagaṇita. Peters. 4, 63. Extr.

29) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Nityānuṣṭhānapaddhati.

30) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—Tārkikarakṣāvyākhyāṭīkā.

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

1) Balabhadra (बलभद्र):—[=bala-bhadra] [from bala > bal] mfn. strong, powerful, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Bos Gavaeus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Symplocos Racemosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a species of Kadamba, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Balarāma or of An-anta (the great serpent identified with him), [Purāṇa; Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] of a descendant of Bharata, of various men ([especially] teachers and authors, also with also, ācārya, kāyastha, pancānana, bhaṭṭa, mitra, śukla, sūri), [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] of a mountain in Śāka-dvīpa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) Balabhadrā (बलभद्रा):—[=bala-bhadrā] [from bala-bhadra > bala > bal] f. a young girl, maiden, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Ficus Heterophylla, [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. 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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