Bhanudatta, Bhānudatta: 5 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त).—A brother of Śakuni. In the Mahābhārata battle he fought against Bhīma and died. (Śloka 24, Chapter 157, Droṇa Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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»] — Bhanudatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—grammarian. Quoted by Devarāja p. 201.

2) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—Kumārabhārgavīya. Gītagaurīśa.

3) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—Muhūrtasāra jy.

4) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—from Mithilā, son of Gaṇapatinātha: Alaṃkāratilaka (?). Burnell. 54^a. Rasataraṅgiṇī. Rasamañjarī. Śṛṅgāradīpikā.

5) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—the author of the Gītagaurīśa or Gītagaurīpati, calls himself the son of Gaṇanātha or Gaṇapati, and is most likely identical with the writer of the Rasataraṅgiṇī.

6) Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—son of Gaṇapati, grandson of Mahādeva: Kumārabhārgavīya.

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

Bhānudatta (भानुदत्त):—[=bhānu-datta] [from bhānu > bhā] m. Name of various authors (also with miśra), [Catalogue(s)] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 457])

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Bhanudatta 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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