Balakashva, Balakāśva, Balākāśva: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Balakāśva and Balākāśva can be transliterated into English as Balakasva or Balakashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Balākāśva (बलाकाश्व).—(VALĀKĀŚVA). He is the grandson of the hermit Jahnu and the son of Aja otherwise called Sindhudvīpa. Balākāśva had a son called Kuśika. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 49, Stanza 3).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Balakāśva (बलकाश्व).—A son of Ajaka.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 61.
2) Balākāśva (बलाकाश्व).—A son of Ajaka and father of Kuśa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 8.
Balākāśva (बलाकाश्व) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.4, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Balākāśva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Balākāśva (बलाकाश्व):—[from balāka] m. Name of a descendant of Jahnu, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
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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