Brahmaghna, Brahman-ghna: 9 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
1) Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न) is the lord of the second of the five islands corresponding to the five ages (kalpas), according to the Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.
2) Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न) (or Brahmagna) refers to a “murderer of Brahmins”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava: “[...] O god, the (liberated) skyfaring state arises by worshipping (that one reality whose) body is without stain. You are all things and, ever free, you are not bound by Karma. The murderer of Brahmins [i.e., brahmaghna], women and cows, the thief, one who sleeps in the teacher's bed (with his wife) and those other extremely cruel people who commit very terrible sins, as many as a heap as great as Meru in this ocean of fettered existence, are free from all sins by just remembering you”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न).—a S Brahman-killing.
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.
Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न).—the murderer of a Brāhmaṇa.
Derivable forms: brahmaghnaḥ (ब्रह्मघ्नः).
Brahmaghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and ghna (घ्न).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ghnaḥ) The slayer of a Brahman. E. brahma and ghna who kills.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न).—[masculine] = [preceding] [masculine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न):—[=brahma-ghna] [from brahma > brahman] m. = -ghātaka, [Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmaghna (ब्रह्मघ्न):—[brahma-ghna] (ghnaḥ) 1. m. Idem.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Brahman, Brahma, Ghna.
Full-text: Brahmaghataka, Brahmaghni, Brahmagna.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Brahmaghna, Brahman-ghna, Brahma-ghna; (plurals include: Brahmaghnas, ghnas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.5.630 < [Chapter 5 - The Pastimes of Nityānanda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 20 - The war between demon Kuśa and Viṣṇu < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Chapter 119 - Greatness of Balātibaladaityaghnī (Bala-Atibala-daitya-ghnī) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 106 - Glorification of Brāhmaṇas < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 4 - Text Books of Medicine < [Part 2-3 - Medical Institutions in Ancient India]