Bhishmaka, Bhīṣmaka: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhīṣmaka can be transliterated into English as Bhismaka or Bhishmaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhishmaka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक).—King of Vidarbha and born in the Bhoja dynasty, Bhīṣmaka was the father of Rukmiṇī, the wife of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. He had five sons. A friend of Bhīṣma, he conquered and ruled over a fourth of the world. He defeated the Krathas, Pāṇḍyas and Kaiśikas. He was very much devoted to Jarāsandha. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 21). Sahadeva, who was on a triumphal tour in connection with the Pāṇḍava’s aśvamedha yajña fought and defeated Bhīṣmaka at Bhojakaṭanagara. Bhīṣmaka was also called Hiraṇyaroma. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 158, Śānti Parva, Chapter 4).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक).—The invincible king of Vidarbha, capital of Kuṇḍina (Berar);1 had five sons (Rukmi one of them) and a daughter, known as Vaidarbhī and Rukmiṇī. Agreed to his son, Rukmi's wish to give Rukmiṇī in marriage to Śiśupāla: on the eve of the day of marriage, the city was decorated; prayers were offered to Piṭrs and Devas; preseṅts were given to Brahmanas to exalt maṅgala. Damaghoṣa and other friends of the Cedi King were welcomed. Housed Rāma and Kṛṣṇa in comfortable lodgings. But Kṛṣṇa won her in the svayaṃvara;2 was stationed by Jarāsandha on the northern side during the siege of Gomanta;3 went to the Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 3. 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 26. 1.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 16, 21-22; 53. 7-35; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 26. 3-6.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 11[15].
  • 4) Ib. X. 82. 15.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Bhishmaka in Hinduism glossary
Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Bhishmaka was the ruler of the Bhoja Kingdom. He was also known as Hiranyaroman ("golden-haired"), possibly because of his hair colour. He had a son named Rukmi and a daughter named Rukmini. His son wanted Rukmini to marry King Shishupala of the Chedis, but Rukmini eloped with Krishna of the Dasarhas instead.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक).—

1) Name of a son of Śantanu by Gangā.

2) Name of a king of the Vidarbhas, whose daughter Rukmiṇī was carried off by Kṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: bhīṣmakaḥ (भीष्मकः).

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

Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक).—[bhīṣma + ka], m. The comtemptible Bhīṣma, Chr. 6, 6.

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

1) Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक):—[from bhī] m. Bhīṣma the son of Śāṃtanu (used contemptuously), [Mahābhārata v, 5981]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of another king (the father of Rukmiṇī who was carried off by Kṛṣṇa), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhīṣmaka (भीष्मक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhesaga.

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Bhishmaka 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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