Bashkali, aka: Bāṣkali; 1 Definition(s)


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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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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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