Bhishmadeva, Bhīṣmadeva: 1 definition
Bhishmadeva 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.
The Sanskrit term Bhīṣmadeva can be transliterated into English as Bhismadeva or Bhishmadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Bhīṣmadeva (भीष्मदेव) refers to:—Grandfather of the Pāṇḍavas and Kauravas; one of the twelve mahājanas, or Vedic authorities; Commander-in-chief of the Kuru army during the battle of Kurukṣetra. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
See also (Relevant definitions)
Search found 3 books and stories containing Bhishmadeva, Bhīṣmadeva, Bhismadeva; (plurals include: Bhishmadevas, Bhīṣmadevas, Bhismadevas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.98-99 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.5.62-63 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)