Bhumanyu, Bhūmanyu: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhūmanyu (भूमन्यु).—A king who was the grandson of King Duṣyanta and the son of Bharata. From Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 19, we see that he was born by the blessing of Bharadvāja. His mother was Sunandā, daughter of Sarvasena, King of Kāśi. When Bhūmanyu grew up, his father Bharata entrusted him with the affairs of the Kingdom. Bhūmanyu had six sons by his wife Puṣkariṇī; they were Diviratha, Suhotra, Suhotā, Sukavi, Suyaju, and Ṛcīka. In Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 33, we see that he had another son Suhotra by a woman Vijayā, a Dāśārha maid.

2) Bhūmanyu (भूमन्यु).—There is another Bhūmanyu, grandson of Kuru, a King of the Lunar dynasty and son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, mentioned in Mahā Bhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 59.

3) Bhūmanyu (भूमन्यु).—A Deva Gandharva. He participated in the celebrations connected with Arjuna’s birth. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 35).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhumanyu (भुमन्यु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhumanyu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Bhumanyu  : Nameo of Son of Bharatha. He become emperor of India after Bharat.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Bhumanyu (भुमन्यु):—m. Name of a son of Bharata, [Mahābhārata]

2) of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [ib.] (cf. bhavan-manyu).

3) Bhūmanyu (भूमन्यु):—[from bhū] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] sumanyu; cf. bhumanyu).

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Bhumanyu 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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