Brahmadanda, aka: Brahma-danda, Brahmadaṇḍa, Brahman-danda; 4 Definition(s)

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Brahmadanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

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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
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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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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Brahmadaṇḍa (ब्रह्मदण्ड) refers to a weapon (Brahmā’s rod of punishment). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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brahmadaṇḍa (ब्रह्मदंड).—m (S) Money exacted by Brahmans from pilgrims, performers of shraddh, offenders desiring to undergo penance, outcasts on their restoration &c. 2 A curse of a Brahman.

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brahmadaṇḍa (ब्रह्मदंड).—m brahmadaṇḍī f Globe thistle. See uṇṭakaṭārī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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