Bhimapura, Bhīmapura, Bhima-pura: 5 definitions



Bhimapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhimapura in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bhīmapura (भीमपुर) is the name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 123. Accordingly, “... in the morning Keśaṭa and Kandarpa set out from that place together, and, crossing the sea, reached in due course a city named Bhīmapura, near the river called Ratnanadī. There they heard a great noise on the bank of that river, and when they went to the place whence it came, they saw a fish that filled the channel of the stream from bank to bank. It had been thrown up by the tide of the sea, and had got fast in the river owing to the vastness of its bulk, and men with various weapons in their hands were cutting it up to procure flesh”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhīmapura, 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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhimapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīmapura (भीमपुर).—Name of Kuṇḍinapura q. v.

Derivable forms: bhīmapuram (भीमपुरम्).

Bhīmapura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and pura (पुर).

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

Bhīmapura (भीमपुर):—[=bhīma-pura] [from bhīma > bhī] n. Name of a town situated on the Ganges, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhimapura in German

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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 (even English!). 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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