Balavardhana, Bala-vardhana: 5 definitions



Balavardhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Balavardhana in Purana glossary
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Balavardhana (बलवर्धन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Balavardhana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Balavardhana (बलवर्धन).—a. invigorating, strengthening. -m. Name of स्थण्डिलाग्नि (sthaṇḍilāgni) in उत्सर्जन (utsarjana) or उपाकर्म (upākarma).

Balavardhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bala and vardhana (वर्धन).

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

1) Balavardhana (बलवर्धन):—[=bala-vardhana] [from bala > bal] mfn. increasing power, strengthening, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Balavardhana (बलवर्धन):—(1. bala + va)

1) adj. die Kraft vermehrend.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines der Söhne des Dhṛtarāṣṭra [Mahābhārata 1, 4546.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Balavardhana (बलवर्धन):—m. Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Dhṛtarāṣ2tra.

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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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