Bhishmaparva, Bhīṣmaparva, Bhishma-parva: 1 definition

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Bhishmaparva 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 Bhīṣmaparva can be transliterated into English as Bhismaparva or Bhishmaparva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhishmaparva in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhīṣmaparva (भीष्मपर्व).—A sub parva in the Mahābhārata.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Bhishmaparva in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Bhīṣmaparva (भीष्मपर्व) refers to “the eighteen chapters of the Mahābhārata that comprise Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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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’).

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