Bhimaparakrama, aka: Bhima-parakrama, Bhīmaparākrama; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Bhīmaparākrama (भीमपराक्रम).—Name of one of ten ministers of Mṛgāṅkadatta (son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā). Their names occur in Chapter LXIX of the Kathāsaritsāgara, story 163. Accordingly, “They were all of good birth, young, brave and wise, and devoted to their master’s interests. And Mṛgāṅkadatta led a happy life with them (eg., Bhīmaparākrama) in his father’s house, but he did not obtain a suitable wife.”

(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Kathā book cover
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Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Bhīmaparākrama is a single word in Sanskrit and this means possessing formidable power. He generally uses this power to annihilate perpetual sinners. Perpetual sinners are those who knowingly commit sins repeatedly. The world tends to suffer because of their existence. Hence, these sinners are annihilated. It is like death sentence.

(Source): Manblunder: Viṣṇu-sahasranāma

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīmaparākrama (भीमपराक्रम).—a. of terrific prowess. (

Bhīmaparākrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and parākrama (पराक्रम).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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