Brahmapeta, Brahmāpeta: 4 definitions
Brahmapeta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)
Brahmāpeta (ब्रह्मापेत).—The Rākṣasa presiding over the month of Īṣa; a son of Brahmadāna.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 43; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 22; III. 7. 98.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Brahmāpeta (ब्रह्मापेत):—[from brahma > brahman] m. Name of one of the Rākṣasas said to dwell in the sun during the month Māgha, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LVIII - Positions and dimensions of the sun and other planets < [Agastya Samhita]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 11 - Significance of the Various parts of the Lord’s Image < [Book 12 - Twelfth Skandha]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 18 - Description of the Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 23 - Information about Heavenly bodies (stars, planets etc.) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 7 - Different dynasties enumerated < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]