Bharatayuddha, aka: Bhāratayuddha, Bharata-Yuddha; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Bhāratayuddha (भारतयुद्ध).—Bṛhadbala killed by Abhimanyu in.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 109; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 55; 103. 2; 271. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 296; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 112.
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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Bhāratayuddha (भारतयुद्ध) is depicted as a sculpture on the fourteenth pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—From the middle panel starts the scenes from the Bhāratayuddha, the fatal war that was fought between the two clans of cousins. The capture of cows followed by the two fights opened the gates for the Mahābhāratayuddha. Now the ajñātavāsa of Pāṇḍava princes was over. They claimed their right over the kingdom. Duryodhana refused, as usual. So war was declared. Different war scenes illustrate it on north, east and south façades of the pillar and are based on an episode from the Mahābhārata, Bhīṣmaparva, Śalyaparva, Karṇaparva.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Evidently refers to the story of the Mahabharata. It is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation. E.g., VibhA.490.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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