Brahmashala, Brahmaśālā, Brahman-shala, Brahmaśāla, Brahma-shala: 7 definitions


Brahmashala 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.

The Sanskrit terms Brahmaśālā and Brahmaśāla can be transliterated into English as Brahmasala or Brahmashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmashala in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Brahmaśālā (ब्रह्मशाला).—A holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 87, Stanza 23, that the moment one visits this holy Bath in the river Gaṅges, one would attain heaven.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Brahmaśāla (ब्रह्मशाल) refers to the name of a River or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.85.18). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Brahma-śāla) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmashala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmaśālā (ब्रह्मशाला).—

1) the hall of Brahman.

2) a place for reciting the Vedas.

Brahmaśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and śālā (शाला).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brahmaśālā (ब्रह्मशाला).—[feminine] Brahman's hall.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Brahmaśālā (ब्रह्मशाला):—[=brahma-śālā] [from brahma > brahman] f. Brahmā’s hall, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a place, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmashala in German

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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.

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