Brahmahatya, Brahmahatyā, Brahman-hatya: 13 definitions
Brahmahatya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—Killing a Brāhmaṇa is called Brahmahatyā. In ancient India killing a Brāhmin was considered to be a great sin. He, who committed this sin had to build a hut in the forest and live there for a period of twelve years, or make an alms-pot called 'Śivaśirodhvaja' and wander about begging alms, to purify his soul, or else to attempt to jump into a blazing fire thrice with bowed head, or perform one of the three sacrifices Aśvamedha, Svarjit or Gosava. If none of these was possible, he had to give all the wealth he had to Brāhmins well-versed in Vedas, as gift. It is mentioned in Agnipurāṇa, Chapter 169, that if any of the vows mentioned above was performed he would be absolved from the sin of Brahmahatyā.
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India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Brahma-hatyā.—(CITD), killing a Brāhmaṇa, considered to be a great sin. Note: brahma-hatyā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—f (S) The killing of a Brahman. Pr. haika or phaṭa mhaṇatāṃ bra0 Great things arise from the feeblest cause or upon the slightest occasion. 2 fig. Unceasingly persecuting ill-luck.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—f The killing of a Brahman.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—the murder of a Brāhmaṇa.
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Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—Brahmanicide, killing a Brāhmaṇa; ब्रह्महत्यां वा एते घ्नन्ति (brahmahatyāṃ vā ete ghnanti) Trisuparṇa. हन् (han) a. murderer of a Brāhmaṇa; ब्रह्महा द्वादश समाः कुटीं कृत्वा वने वसेत् (brahmahā dvādaśa samāḥ kuṭīṃ kṛtvā vane vaset) Manusmṛti 11.72.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tyā) 1. Brahminicide, killing a Brahman. 2. Any crime equally heinous. E. brahma and hatyā killing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmahatya (ब्रह्महत्य).—f. killing a Brāhmaṇa, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 184.
Brahmahatya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and hatya (हत्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या).—[feminine] killing of a Brahman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या):—[=brahma-hatyā] [from brahma > brahman] f. murder of a Brāhman (or any crime equally heinous), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]; etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmahatyā (ब्रह्महत्या):—[brahma-hatyā] (tyā) 1. f. Brāhmanicide.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Brahmahatya (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಹತ್ಯ):—[noun] = ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆ [brahmahatye].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 47 - Rāma’s Sin of Brahma-hatyā < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 81 - The Legend of Dharmeśvara < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chapter 14 - The Greatness of Svāmipuṣkariṇī: Sumati < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 168 - Vārtraghnī-saṅgama-tīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
An insight into Asceticism < [Chapter 3 - The Ritualistic Context]
Brief Summary of Pasupata Sutra as collated from various sources < [Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Context]
Overall Structure and Methodological considerations < [Introduction]