Brahmadina, Brahman-dina: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmadina in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Brahmadina (ब्रह्मदिन) refers to “one day of Brahmā”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.10, while explaining the span of life of the deities (Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Hara):—“[...] A thousand sets of the four-yuga periods constitute one day of Brahmā [viz., brahmadina]. The period of night is also similar. Further measurement of time is based on this calculation. Thirty such days (days and nights) constitute one month and twelve months, one year. The span of life of Brahmā is hundred such years”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmadina (ब्रह्मदिन).—The day of Brahmā the creator, at the end of which the Vairājas are born as Brahmavādins.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 5.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmadina in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmadina (ब्रह्मदिन).—m (S) A day of Brahma. 2 The retrospect and prospect, taken on the first day of the year, of certain past and future events in the history of the world.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Brahmadina (ब्रह्मदिन).—a day of Brahman.

Derivable forms: brahmadinam (ब्रह्मदिनम्).

Brahmadina is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and dina (दिन).

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

Brahmadina (ब्रह्मदिन):—[=brahma-dina] [from brahma > brahman] n. a day of Brahmā, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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