Brahmasira, Brahmashira, Brahmaśira: 3 definitions


Brahmasira 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 term Brahmaśira can be transliterated into English as Brahmasira or Brahmashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmasira in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmaśira (ब्रह्मशिर).—An astra applied by Aśvatthāma against Arjuna;1 used in the Tāraka war.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 7. 19 and 27; 8. 15; 12. 1.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 65. 33.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Brahmasira in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Brahma had created a weapon even more powerful than the Brahmastra, called the Brahmashira. The Brahmashira was never used in war, as it had four times more power than the Brahmastra, i.e. Fourth power square, as the name suggests, since Brahma has Four Heads. Only Arjuna and Ashwatthama possessed the knowledge to summon the Brahmashira.

Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasira in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmaśira (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಶಿರ):—[noun] a particular mystical weapon.

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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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