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Bhaskara, aka: Bhāskara; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Bhāskara (भास्कर).—(Āditya, Sūrya): an epithet of the Sun;1 creator of days and therefore of time; is Samvatsara;2 vanquished by Rāvaṇa;3 devotees of, reach Śivālayam by dying at Benares;4 the maṇḍalam of, 9000 yojanas in extent, twice that of the Moon;5 dvādaśātma.6

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 11. 10; 93. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 35, 37; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 2; VI. 7. 3 and 20.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 124, 126; 21. 6.
  • 3) Ib. III. 5. 79; 7. 254; IV. 9. 35.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 183. 104.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 61, 63.
  • 6) Ib. 53. 42.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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