Bhagadatta: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhagadatta in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhagadatta (भगदत्त).—Bhagadatta was King of Prāgjyotiṣapura. Mahābhārata furnishes the following information about him.

Bhagadatta was born from a limb of the asura called Bāṣkala. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 9). (See full article at Story of Bhagadatta from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhagadatta (भगदत्त).—Was presented with an elephant (of the Airāvata breed) Supratīka by Kṛṣṇa;1 in the army of Duryodhana.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 59. 37.
  • 2) Ib. X. 78. [95 (v) 16].

1b) A King of the Kinṇaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 30.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhagadatta (भगदत्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.9) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhagadatta) 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Bhagadatta in Hinduism glossary
Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Bhagadatta was the King of Pragjyotisha. He was a renowned warrior, and was know as a great friend of Indra. When Arjuna embarked on a campaign of conquest to help his brother Yudhishtra perform the Rajasooya Yagna, Bhagadatta was one of the first Kings who was conquered by the Pandava warrior.

He was especially skilled in the use of elephants in war. Mounted on his elephant Supratika, he fought valiantly in the battle of Kurukshetra on the side of the Kauravas. At this time, he was very advanced in age. Indeed, he was so old, that he had tied his wrinkled eyelids with a silken handkerchief to keep them from covering his eyes in battle.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Bhagadatta (भगदत्‍त): King of Pragjyotisha, a Kaurava ally.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagadatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhagadatta (भगदत्त).—[bhaga-datta] (vb. ), m. A proper name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhagadatta (भगदत्त).—[masculine] [Name] of a king.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhagadatta (भगदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(Bhavadatta?): Śiśupālavadhaṭīkā.

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

1) Bhagadatta (भगदत्त):—[=bhaga-datta] [from bhaga > bhaj] m. ‘given by Bhaga’, Name of a prince of Prāg-jyotiṣa, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a king of Kāmrūp, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [from bhaga-datta > bhaga > bhaj] Name of a mythical king, [Inscriptions]

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Bhagadatta in German

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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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