Balavan, Balavān: 2 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Balavān (बलवान्).—A Saimhikeya.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 18.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Balavān (बलवान्) refers to one of the various Grahas and Mahāgrahas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Balavān).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
balavān (बलवान्).—a balavanta a Strong or powerful.
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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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.5.29 < [Part 5 - Anger (raudra-rasa)]
Verse 3.2.15 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III.1. Community endowed with the five pure skandhas < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
Appendix 1 - The example of the master-archer < [Chapter XXXI - The Thirty-seven Auxiliaries to Enlightenment]
Twelve-membered speech of the Buddha: Final comments < [Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)