Bhargava, Bhārgava: 24 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhārgava (भार्गव) is the name of a Sage (Muni) who once attended a great sacrifice by Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, O sage. To partake in that sacrifice, the celestial and terrestrial sages and devas were invited by Śiva and they reached the place being deluded by Śiva’s Māyā. [Bhārgava, ...] and many others along with their sons and wives arrived at the sacrifice of Dakṣa—my son”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Bhārgava (भार्गव) or Bhārgavapurāṇa refers to one of the eighteen Minor Puranas (i.e., Upapurāṇa) according to the Kūrmapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The Upapurāṇas (e.g., bhārgava-purāṇa) can be considered as the supplements of the Mahāpurāṇas as those are mostly based on the Mahāpurāṇas. The Saurapurāṇa considers the Upapurāṇas as khilas i.e., supplements. [...] Though the numbers of Upapurāṇas are specified as eighteen, there are many important Upapurāṇas which are excluded from the lists of Upapurāṇas given by different sources.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pancaratra (Samhita list)

Bhārgava (भार्गव) is the name of an ancient Pāñcarātra Saṃhitā mentioned in the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—[Cf. Jñānapāda chapter 1, verses 99-114]—First is explained the folly of following more than one Saṃhitā for a single series of rituals. Then the names of the 108 Tantras of the Pāñcarātra corpus are named [e.g., Bhārgava]. Even those who repeat these 108 titles will gain salvation.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

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 (e.g., Bhārgava-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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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)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Bhārgava (भार्वग): Karna's divine weapon

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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) Bhāgavata 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) Daśakumāracarita 2.6.

1) A potter; ब्राह्मणैः प्राविशत् तत्र जिष्णुर्भार्गववेश्म तत् (brāhmaṇaiḥ prāviśat tatra jiṣṇurbhārgavaveśma tat) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhārgava (भार्गव).—m. (according to Nīlak., so in Mahābhārata, see [Boehtlingk] 7.365; Pali bhaggava, see [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), potter: Mahāvastu iii.347.19 (twice); 348.2, 9 (= kumbhakāra 347.16, 17); Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 138.8; Speyer, Preface to Avadāna-śataka, p. LXII, line 4 (śloka 219), compare p. CXII.

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

Bhārgava (भार्गव).—i. e. bhṛgu + a, patronym. I. m. 1. A descendant of Bhṛgu. 2. Epithet of Paraśurāma, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 4, 22; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 13, 10. 3. A name of Śukra, regent of Venus. 4. An archer. 5. An elephant. 6. A proper name, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 60, 189. Ii. f. . 1. Pārvatī. 2. Lakṣmī. 3. Bent grass, Panicum dactylon.

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

Bhārgava (भार्गव).—[feminine] ī relating to or coming from Bhṛgu, [masculine] descendant of Bh.; also = seq.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhārgava (भार्गव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—on dharma. Quoted by Hemādri. See Bhṛgusmṛti.

2) Bhārgava (भार्गव):—Vāgbhūṣaṇakāvya. Oudh. Iv, 9.

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

1) Bhārgava (भार्गव):—mf(ī)n. relating to or coming from Bhṛgu, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) belonging to Śukra (cf. below), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [patronymic] [from] bhṛgu ([plural] bhṛgavaḥ), [Pāṇini 2-4, 65]

4) Name of Śukra (regent of the planet Venus and preceptor of the Daityas), [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira] etc.

5) of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

6) of Paraśu-rāma, [ib.]

7) of various men ([especially] supposed authors of hymns, viz. of Iṭa, Kali, Kṛtnu, Gṛtsamada, Cyavana, Jamad-agni, Nema, Prayoga, Vena, Somāhuti and Syūma-raśmi q.v.; but also of many other writers or mythological personages e.g. of Iṭala, of Ṛcīka, of Dvi-gat, of Dṛśāna, of Mārkaṇḍeya, of Pramati etc.), [Brāhmaṇa; ???; Mahābhārata; Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

8) a potter, [Mahābhārata] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

9) an astrologer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) an archer, a good bowman (like Paraśu-rāma), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [plural] the descendants of Bhṛgu (properly called bhṛgavaḥ; cf. above), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

13) Name of a people, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

14) n. Name of various Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Bhārgava (भार्गव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. A name of Parasurāma; of Sukra or regent of Venus; an archer; an elephant. f. Durgā, Lakshmī; bent grass.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhārgava (भार्गव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhaggava, Bhiuvva.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhārgava (भार्गव) [Also spelled bhargav]:—(nm) a descendant of the [bhṛgu] clan, one of the numerous sub-divisions of Brahmans.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhārgava (ಭಾರ್ಗವ):—

1) [noun] name of several mythological characters as - Cyavana, Paraśu Rāma or any of the descendents of the sage Bṛgu.

2) [noun] Śukra, the preceptor of demons and the God of planet Venus.

3) [noun] the planet Venus.

4) [noun] a professional archer.

5) [noun] Śiva.

6) [noun] a man whose profession is to make pottery; a potter.

7) [noun] a slender, straight, pointed missile to be shot from a bow; an arrow.

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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Bhārgava (भार्गव):—n. Mythol. 1. name of sutra; regent of planet Venus and preceptor of the Asuras; 2. name of Parasurama; 3. the descendants of Vrigo saint;

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