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Brahmadaṇḍa, aka: Brahmadanda; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Brahmadaṇḍa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Brahmadaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Brahmadanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Brahmadaṇḍa (ब्रह्मदण्ड).—The rod of punishment of the creator;1 the punishment to the Sagaras; they live in hell.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 245. 2; 249. 65.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 53. 45; 54. 8, 25; 56. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

brahmadaṇḍa : (m.) a (kind of) punishment by stopping all conversation and communication with one.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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