Brahmatejas, Brahman-tejas: 7 definitions
Brahmatejas 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)
Brahmatejas (ब्रह्मतेजस्) refers to “divine splendour”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Urged by the gods, sages and mountains, the lord sent his Gaṇas as his emissaries to the place where his son was staying. [...] All the emissaries of Śiva went and haughtily encircled the abode of the Kṛttikās with various miraculous weapons in their hands. On seeing them the Kṛttikās were extremely terrified. They spoke to Kārttikeya blazing with divine splendour (brahmatejas)”.
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
1) the glory of Brahman.
2) Brahmanic lustre, the lustre or glory supposed to surround a Brāhmaṇa.
Brahmatejas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and tejas (तेजस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Brahmatejas (ब्रह्मतेजस्).—name of a former Buddha: Lalitavistara 5.12.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmatejas (ब्रह्मतेजस्).—n. Brahmanical virtue.
Brahmatejas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and tejas (तेजस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Brahmatejas (ब्रह्मतेजस्):—[=brahma-tejas] [from brahma > brahman] n. the power and glory of Brahma, [Kauṣītaki-upaniṣad; Harivaṃśa] etc. (jo-maya mf(ī)n. formed of B°’s glory, [Manu-smṛti; Pañcarātra])
2) [v.s. ...] the glory or lustre supposed to surround a Brāhman
3) [v.s. ...] (brahma-) having the glory or power of Brahmă ([Atharva-veda]) or of a Brāhman ([Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary])
4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara],
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Tejas, Brahman, Brahma.
Starts with: Brahmatejassu.
Full-text: Brahmatejomaya, Sarvatejomaya, Ratnatejas, Mahatejas.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Brahmatejas, Brahman-tejas, Brahma-tejas; (plurals include: Brahmatejases, tejases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 9 - The Greatness of Mahiṣakuṇḍa and Rudrasaras < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 36 - The Rites and Duties of a Religious Student < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(iv.b) Aparājitapṛcchā (Subject-matter and Creation) < [Chapter 5 - Study of Hindu Science of Architecture]