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

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

[Bhimaparakrama in Katha glossaries]

Bhīmaparākrama (भीमपराक्रम) is one of the ten ministers of Mṛgāṅkadatta: the son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... and that young prince had ten ministers of his own: [Bhīmaparākrama... and others]... 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 in his father’s house, but he did not obtain a suitable wife”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhīmaparākrama, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Bhimaparakrama in Hinduism glossaries]

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

[Bhimaparakrama in Sanskrit glossaries]

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

-maḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

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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