Bhrigukaccha, Bhṛgukaccha, Bhrigu-kaccha: 10 definitions

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Bhrigukaccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Bhṛgukaccha can be transliterated into English as Bhrgukaccha or Bhrigukaccha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhrigukachchha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhrigukaccha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ).—A place on the northern bank of the Narmadā. Here Bali performed his aśvamedha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 18. 21.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhrigukaccha in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ).—One of the various countries and cities mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Bhṛgukaccha, the modem Broach, was the capital city of the Lāṭadeśa. It is located on the river Narmadā. It is said to he an ancient port of Gujarat. In the Āgama literature it is Bharukaccha and is referred to as Droṇamukha. Soḍḍhala refers to it as the most excellent among cities (Prakṣṣṭam Pattaneṣu). Jināgama defines Pattana as a city which can be approached by means of carriages, horses and boats.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Broach and its surrounding parts.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bhrigukaccha in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 6.7 [śrī-munisuvratanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“With these two [i.e., Varuṇa and Naradattā] nearby, the Lord wandered over the earth and one time stopped in the large city Bhṛgukaccha. King Jitaśatru mounted his high-bred horse, went to pay homage to the Lord, and listened to a sermon. King Jitaśatru’s horse also listened to the Master’s sermon, his hair erect, motionless, his ears pricked up. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Bhrigukaccha (भ्रिगुकच्छ) is the Sanskrit rendering [of Bhirukaccha?] which means ’high coast land’ and the city is exactly situated on a high coast land. According to Brahmanical tradition, the city was so called because it was founded by the sage Bhrigu. Bhrigukaccha is mentioned in the Kūrmavibhāga and Bhuvanakoṣa; and it is identical with Barygaza of Ptolemy and the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea. It is modern Broach in Kathiawar.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ).—Name of a place on the north bank of the Narmadā (modern Broach).

Derivable forms: bhṛgukacchaḥ (भृगुकच्छः), bhṛgukaccham (भृगुकच्छम्).

Bhṛgukaccha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhṛgu and kaccha (कच्छ).

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

1) Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ):—[=bhṛgu-kaccha] [from bhṛgu] mfn. Name of a town and sacred place on the northern bank of the river Narmadā (now called Broach), [Atharva-veda.Pariś.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] its inhabitants, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Bhṛgukaccha (भृगुकच्छ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bharuaccha.

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Bhrigukaccha 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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