Bhimaratha, Bhīmaratha, Bhima-ratha: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhimaratha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ):—Son of Ketumān (son of Dhanvantari). He had a son called Divodāsa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.4)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—A king of the family of Viśvāmitra. His father was Ketumān and Divodāsa his son. (Bhāgavata, Navama Skandha).

2) Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra killed in the war by Bhīma. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 64, Verse 36).

3) Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—A hero who fought on the Kaurava side. It was this Bhīmaratha who stood at the centre of the garuḍa vyūha (army formation in the form of the bird garuḍa, Kite) set up by Droṇa. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 20, Verse 12). He killed Śālva, the Mleccha king and a supporter of the Pāṇḍavas. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 26). When Yudhiṣṭhira was king at Indraprastha Bhīmaratha sat in Pāṇḍava assembly as a comrade of the Pāṇḍavas. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 26).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—Son of Ketuman and father of Divodāsa (Prajeśvara, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa); himself known as Divodāsa in vā. p.; king of Vārāṇasi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 5-6; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 26; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 11.

1b) A son of Vikṛti, and father of Navaratha (Rathavara, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa)*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 42; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 41; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 41.

1c) A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 238.

1d) A son of Vimala and father of Navaratha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 41.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhīmaratha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Bhimaratha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bhīmarathā (भीमरथा) is the name of a River identified with the Beas, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Mars presides over the people residing in the west half of the countries on both banks of the Śoṇa, the Narmadā and the Beas [i.e., bhīmarathā]; over those residing on the banks of the Nirvindhya, the Vetravatī, the Siprā, the Godāvarī, the Veṇa, the Gaṅgā, the Payoṣṇī, the Mahānadī, the Indus, the Mālatī and the Pārā; he also presides over the country of Uttarapāṇḍya, [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhimaratha in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Bhimaratha. One of the vassal kings of Dandaki who sinned against Kisavaccha. When Dandaki and his kingdom were destroyed, Kalinga, Atthaka and Bhimaratha, in the company of Sakka, sought Sarabhanga. Sarabhanga preached to them and they became free from sensuality. J.v.135, 137, 149.

2. Bhimaratha. A king and a city of the same name. Siddhattha Buddha preached to the king, and ninety crores of beings understood the Truth. Bu.xvii.4; BuA.186.

3. Bhimaratha. A king of seventy seven kappas ago, a previous birth of Sirivaddha (Kinkinipupphiya) Thera. Ap.i.204; ThagA.i.107.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—

1) Name of one of the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra.

2) Name of one of the kings born in the family of Dhanvantarī and in the family of Daśārha.

3) Name of one of the sons of Śrīkṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: bhīmarathaḥ (भीमरथः).

Bhīmaratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and ratha (रथ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—(1) (= Pali id., 1 in Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names)) name of a king, concerned in the story of Śarabhaṅga: Mahāvastu iii.364.5; 365.18; 366.7; 373.23; (2) name of a cakravartin king: Mahāvyutpatti 3485.

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

Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ).—I. m. an Asura. Ii. f. thī. 1. the seventh night in the seventh month of the seventy-seventh year of a man, supposed to be the ordinary period of human life. 2. the name of a river. Manoratha, i. e.

Bhīmaratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and ratha (रथ).

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

1) Bhīmaratha (भीमरथ):—[=bhīma-ratha] [from bhīma > bhī] m. Name of a Rākṣasa, [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of sub voce men, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) Bhīmarathā (भीमरथा):—[=bhīma-rathā] [from bhīma-ratha > bhīma > bhī] f. Name of a river in the Himālaya mountains, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa; Varāha-mihira]

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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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