Brahmatejas, Brahman-tejas: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmatejas in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

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)”.

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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»] — Brahmatejas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmatejas (ब्रह्मतेजस्).—n.

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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Brahmatejas 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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