Bhratripatni, Bhrātṛpatnī, Bhratri-patni: 2 definitions


Bhratripatni 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 Bhrātṛpatnī can be transliterated into English as Bhratrpatni or Bhratripatni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhrātṛpatnī (भ्रातृपत्नी) refers to the “wife of one’s brother”, which should never be looked upon with a reprehensible vision (kudṛṣṭi), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly, while Dharma eulogised Śiva:—“[...] Sister, brother’s wife (bhrātṛpatnī) and daughter are like one’s mother. A sensible man shall never look at them with a reprehensible vision (kudṛṣṭi). The conclusion of the path of the Vedas is present in your mouth. O Brahmā, how is it that you forgot that under the influence of momentary passion?”.

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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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