Bhadrakara, Bhadrakāra, Bhadrākara, Bhadrākāra, Bhadra-akara: 9 definitions



Bhadrakara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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»] — Bhadrakara in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Bhadrākara (भद्राकर).—Name of an island covering one thousand yojanas, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. In Bhadrākara is the abode of Vāyu where he remains in corporeal form. The people who live here are of golden complexion and have a life-span of five thousand years.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhadrakāra (भद्रकार).—A king of ancient India; he once left his kingdom, in fear of Jarāsandha, and took refuge in South India. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 26).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Bhadrakara (भद्रकर).—(c) a kingdom in the Madhyadeśa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 41.

2) Bhadrakāra (भद्रकार).—A tribe;1 a Janapada.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 14. 35.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 110, 116.

3) Bhadrākara (भद्राकर).—The island of Vāyu; to the west of Candradvīpam; people here live to an age of 500 years, and are righteous.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 62-6.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhadrakara (भद्रकर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhadrakara) 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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhadrakara in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Son of Vidhura and eldest brother of Sambhava (the Bodhisatta). For details see the Sambhava Jataka. Bhadrakara is identified with Moggallana. J.v.67.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhadrākāra (भद्राकार).—a. of auspicious features.

Bhadrākāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhadra and ākāra (आकार). See also (synonyms): bhadrākṛti.

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

1) Bhadrakāra (भद्रकार):—[=bhadra-kāra] [from bhadra > bhand] m. Name of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) of a people, [Mahābhārata]

3) Bhadrākāra (भद्राकार):—[from bhadra > bhand] mfn. of auspicious features, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Bhadrakāra (भद्रकार):—(bhadra + 1. kāra) m.

1) pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Mahābhārata 2, 590.] —

2) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Kṛṣṇa [Harivaṃśa 9187.]

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

Bhadrakāra (भद्रकार):—m. Nomen proprium —

1) Pl. eines Volkes. —

2) eines Sohnes des Kṛṣṇa.

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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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