Bhargava, aka: Bhārgava; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Bhārgava (भार्गव).—One who belongs to the Bhṛgu dynasty. (See Bhṛgu).

2) Bhārgava (भार्गव).—A city in ancient India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 50).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Bhārgava (भार्गव).—An eastern country.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 54; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 123.

1b) A Śrutaṛṣi;1 got wealth by meditating on the 108 names of the Devī;2 made the 16 gifts;3 got siddhi at Benares.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 89, 104; 33. 2.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 62.
  • 3) Ib. 274. 11.
  • 4) Ib. 184. 15.

1c) (Jamadagni, Unnata, Vedaśrī): a sage of the first epoch of Sāvarṇa Manu; drank Soma; killed by the Sāmhikeyas and their groups of Asuras;1 of the family of Bhṛgu;2 Bhārgavam Vapuṣmān; one of the seven sages; Tapomati, Niruṭsāka, Agnibāhu.

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 22; IV. 1. 10. Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 16 and 41, 54, 65; 64. 25; 86. 49.
  • 2) Ib. 64. 2; 100. 82, 97, 107 and 116; 106. 35.

1d) (planet: Śukra); in size (1/16) of the moon;1 chariot of, drawn by eight steeds (m. p.); drawn by piśanga, sāranga, nīla, pīta, vilohita, kṛṣṇa, harita, pṛṣata and pṛśni;2 stood near the wheel of the chariot of Tripurāri in defence;3 has sixteen rays;4 born of Tiṣya in the Cākṣuṣa epoch; the first of Tārāgrahas.5

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 128. 47 and 63; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 66; 111. 5.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 127. 7; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 81; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 74.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 138. 20, 61.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 86.
  • 5) Ib. 53. 111.

1e) The name of Vyāsa in the third dvāpara. The Lord takes the avatār of Damana with four sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 123.

1f) A son of Ṛṣabha, the avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 144.

1g) (Śukrācārya); priest of the Asuras;1 conversation of, with Virocana on the origin of aṅgāravrata.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 80.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 24. 52; 72. 6.

1h) rāma—is Paraśurāma created by Lalitā in her war with Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 110.

1i) A Devagaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhārgava (भार्गव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.70) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhārgava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Bhārgava (भार्गव) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Bhārgava) various roles suitable to them.

2) Bhārgava (भार्गव) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Bhārgava (भार्गव) or Bhārgavasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvika type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika (eg., Bhārgava-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Bhārgava (भार्वग): Karna's divine weapon

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhārgava (भार्गव).—m (S) A tribe of Gujarathi Brahmans or an individual of it. 2 A name of paraśurāma. 3 The planet Venus: also the regent of it.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bhārgava (भार्गव).—[bhṛgorapatyam aṇ]

1) Name of Śukra, regent of the planet Venus and preceptor of the Asuras.

2) Name of Paraśurāma; भार्गवः प्रददौ यस्मै परमास्त्रं महाहवे (bhārgavaḥ pradadau yasmai paramāstraṃ mahāhave) Mb.8.2.13; see परशुराम (paraśurāma).

3) An epithet of Śiva.

4) An archer.

5) An elephant.

6) An epithet of Jamadagni.

7) Of Mārkaṇḍeya; तावच्छिशोर्वै श्वसितेन भार्गवः सोऽन्तः शरीरं मशको यथाविशत् (tāvacchiśorvai śvasitena bhārgavaḥ so'ntaḥ śarīraṃ maśako yathāviśat) Bhāg.12.9.27.

8) Name of an eastern country; ब्रह्मोत्तरा प्रविजया भार्गवाज्ञेयमल्लकाः (brahmottarā pravijayā bhārgavājñeyamallakāḥ) Mārk. P.

9) An astrologer, fortune-teller; 'भार्गवो शुक्रदैवज्ञौ (bhārgavo śukradaivajñau)' Vaijayantī; भार्गवो नाम भूत्वा भिक्षानिभेन तद्गृहं प्रविश्य (bhārgavo nāma bhūtvā bhikṣānibhena tadgṛhaṃ praviśya) Dk.2.6.

1) A potter; ब्राह्मणैः प्राविशत् तत्र जिष्णुर्भार्गववेश्म तत् (brāhmaṇaiḥ prāviśat tatra jiṣṇurbhārgavaveśma tat) Mb.1.19.47; भार्गव- कर्मशाला (bhārgava- karmaśālā) 1.91.1.

Derivable forms: bhārgavaḥ (भार्गवः).

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Bhārgava (भार्गव).—A diamond.

Derivable forms: bhārgavam (भार्गवम्).

See also (synonyms): bhārgavaka, bhārgavapriya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhārgava (भार्गव).—m. (acc. to Nīlak., so in Mahābhārata, see pw 7.365; Pali bhaggava, see PTSD), potter: Mv iii.347.19 (twice); 348.2, 9 (= kumbhakāra 347.16, 17); SP 138.8; Speyer, Preface to Av, p. LXII, line 4 (śloka 219), compare p. CXII.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhārgava (भार्गव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A name of Parasurama. 2. A name of Sukra regent of Venus, and preceptor of the Titans or demons. 3. An archer. 4. An elephant. f. (-vī) 1. The goddess Parvati. 2. The goddes Lakshmi. 3. Bent grass, (Panicum dactylon, the Agrostis linearis of LinnÆUs; according to the Hindus, and black variety.) E. bhṛgu a Muni, the ancestor of Parasu Rama, &c. and aṇ aff. of descent.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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