Bashkali, Bāṣkali: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bāṣkali can be transliterated into English as Baskali or Bashkali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bāṣkali (बाष्कलि).—A son of Bāṣkala; author of the vālakhilya. saṃhitā; imparted it to Bālāyani and others.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 59.

1b) An Angirasa and a Mantrakṛt; a Śrutaṛṣi; a pupil of Paila in charge of the Ṛg Veda; he arranged it into four Samhitās; his disciples were Bodhya, Agnimāṭhara, Parāśara and Yājñavalkya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 107; 33. 4, 13; 34. 25; Matsya-purāṇa 196. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 98; 60. 25-26; 61. 2.

1c) (Bharadvāja) a pupil of Satyasuja author of three Samhitās which were imparted to his disciples Āpanāpa and others;1 a Śākha Pravartaka.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 32; 35. 5.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 29.
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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-English dictionary

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

Bāṣkali (बाष्कलि):—[from bāṣkala] m. [patronymic] of a teacher, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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