Brahmakalpa, Brāhmakalpa, Brahman-kalpa: 6 definitions
Brahmakalpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Brahmakalpa (ब्रह्मकल्प).—The period when Brahmā was born.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 8. 28; 10. 46; III. 11. 34.
2) Brāhmakalpa (ब्राह्मकल्प).—When Brahmā was known as Śabdabrahman.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 34.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Brahma-kalpa.—(CITD), the kalpa or age of the god Brahman, extending to many thousands of years. Note: brahma-kalpa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmakalpa (ब्रह्मकल्प).—an age of Brahman.
Derivable forms: brahmakalpaḥ (ब्रह्मकल्पः).
Brahmakalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and kalpa (कल्प).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Brahmakalpa (ब्रह्मकल्प) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Poona. 250.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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