Brahmarshi, Brahmarṣi, Brahmarishi: 16 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Brahmarṣi can be transliterated into English as Brahmarsi or Brahmarshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि) refers to “sages situated in brahma realization”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि) refers to:—(also spelled Brahmaṛṣi) Brahman-realized sage. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Brahmaṛṣi (ब्रह्मऋषि).—The seven chief sages of whom Bhṛgu was the chief;1 Vālakhilyas are Brahmaṛṣis;2 heard the vedas from Brahmā;3 obtained Sāyujya at Benares;4 ety. see Brahmā;5 got established in the Brahmaloka.6
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 21. 13; VIII. 4. 23; XI. 14. 4.
- 2) XII. 11. 49.
- 3) Ib. XII. 6. 45; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 89-91, 97.
- 4) Matsya-purāṇa 185. 12.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 80-1.
- 6) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 88.
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि) refers to a “Brahmin sage”, according to the Mahābhārata verse 1.164.9-11.—Accordingly, “The Ikṣvāku kings conquered this world. Having obtained Vasiṣṭha, the best of sages, as their excellent purohita, those kings performed sacrifices, O descendant of the Kurus. For that Brahmin sage (brahmarṣi) officiated for all those great kings at their sacrifices, O best of the Pāṇḍavas, as Bṛhaspati did for the gods”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि) is a Sanskrit word referring to a title meaning “sage among the brāhmaṇas.”
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Brahmarṣi.—(EI 22), a Brāhmaṇa sage. Note: brahmarṣi 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि).—m S A ṛṣi or divine saint of a particular (Brahmanical) order. In the ancient day this term was applied to Brahmans (from their reputed sanctity).
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṣiḥ) A divine saint, a Rishi of a particular class, including Vasisht'Ha, &c. E. brahma a Brahman, and ṛṣi a saint; the saints of this class are supposed to be of the Brahminical order.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि).—and viprarṣi, i. e.
Brahmarṣi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and ṛṣi (ऋषि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि).—[masculine] a priestly sage; [abstract] tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि):—[=brahma-ṛṣi] [from brahma > brahman] See brahma-rṣi.
2) [=brahma-rṣi] [from brahma > brahman] m. (= and for -ṛṣi) ‘Brāhmanical sage’, Name of a [particular] class of sages supposed so belong to the Br° caste (as Vasiṣṭha etc.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (cf. deva-rṣi, maha-rṣi, rāja-rṣi)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि):—(rṣiḥ) 2. m. A divine sage.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि):—(nm) a Brahman sage/seer.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Brahmarṣi (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮರ್ಷಿ):—[noun] a sage possessing sacred knowledge (as taught by the upanishads), knowing and realising the Supreme Spirit.
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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