Brahmarshi, aka: Brahmarṣi; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Brahmarṣi can be transliterated into English as Brahmarsi or Brahmarshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Brahmarṣi (ब्रह्मर्षि) is a Sanskrit word referring to a title meaning “sage among the brāhmaṇas.”

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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