Balamitra, Bala-mitra: 8 definitions



Balamitra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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)

[«previous next»] — Balamitra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Balamitra (बलमित्र).—A king. Śatrughna who led the yāga horse of Śrī Rāma fought with Vīramaṇi and at that time Balamitra fought on the side of Vīramaṇi. (Chapter 40, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana

According to Jain sources, Balamitra and Bhanumitra became the kings of Bhrigu-Kacca in the year 294 th year of nirvana (895 BCE) and reigned for 60 years up to 835 BCE. Balamitra and Bhanumitra were the cousins of Kalakacharya I.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balamitra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bālamitra (बालमित्र).—m (S) A friend of one's youthful days; one that has grown up from childhood in friendship with one's self. 2 The young or tender sun; i. e. the mild sunbeams of early morning. 3 A friend of the juvenile; a or the friend of youth.

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bāḷamitra (बाळमित्र).—&c. See under bāla.

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

bālamitra (बालमित्र).—m A friend of one's youthful days.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balamitra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bālamitra (बालमित्र).—a friend from boyhood.

Derivable forms: bālamitraḥ (बालमित्रः).

Bālamitra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāla and mitra (मित्र).

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

Balamitra (बलमित्र).—name of a householder of Campā, father of Viśākhā: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.53.16; 70.5.

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

Bālamitra (बालमित्र).—[neuter] an early friend.*

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

Bālamitra (बालमित्र):—[=bāla-mitra] [from bāla] n. a friend from boyhood, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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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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