Balakashva, aka: Balakāśva, Balākāśva; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Balakāśva and Balākāśva can be transliterated into English as Balakasva or Balakashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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