Brahmavarcas, Brahman-varcas: 3 definitions
Brahmavarcas 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Brahmavarchas.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)
Brahmavarcas (ब्रह्मवर्चस्) [=brahmavarcasa?] refers to the “sacred power of the purohita”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa.—Accordingly to verse 1.61-64, Vasiṣṭha’s “holy spells defeat the enemy even from a distance”, and “his offering thrown into the fire becomes rain for the crops parched by drought”. It is the sacred power (brahmavarcasa) of the purohita thanks to which diseases and other disasters avoid the people. The king attributes the welfare and safety of his country to his Guru.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmavarcas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and varcas (वर्चस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmavarcas (ब्रह्मवर्चस्):—[=brahma-varcas] [from brahma > brahman] = casa, in cas-vin (mfn.) = casin, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]
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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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)
Soma in Vedic Mythology and Ritual (study) (by Anjana Chakraborty)