Bhanuman, Bhānumān, Bhānuman: 3 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Bhānumān (भानुमान्):—Son of Bṛhadaśva (son of Sahadeva). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Pratīkāśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.11)

2) Bhānumān (भानुमान्):—Son of Keśidhvaja (son of Kṛtadhvaja). He had a son named Śatadyumna. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.20-21)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhānumān (भानुमान्).—A king of the dynasty of Śrī Rāma. He was the father of a King called Śakradyumna. (Navama Skanda, Bhāgavata).

2) Bhānumān (भानुमान्).—A son born to Kṛṣṇa of Satyabhāmā. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgvata).

3) Bhānumān (भानुमान्).—A prince of Kaliṅga. He fought on the side of the Kauravas and was killed by Bhīmasena. (Chapter 54, Bhīṣma Parva, Mahābhārata)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhānuman (भानुमन्).—The son of Bṛhadaśva and father of Pratīkāśva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 11.

1b) The son of Keśidhvaja and father of Śatadyumna;1 brother of Śīradhvaja.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 21.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 18.

1c) A son of Bharga and father of Tribhānu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 16-17.

1d) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyabhāmā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10.

1e) A son of Sīradhvaja Maithila; his brother Kuśadhvaja, lord of Kāśi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 18. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 30.
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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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