Balamitra, aka: Bala-mitra; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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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.

Source: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana
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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

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Bālamitra (बालमित्र).—a friend from boyhood.

Derivable forms: bālamitraḥ (बालमित्रः).

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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