Brahmavarcasvin, Brahman-varcasvin, Brahmanvarcasvī, Brahman-varcasvi, Brahmanvarcasvi: 5 definitions


Brahmavarcasvin 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 Brahmavarchasvin.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Brahmavarcasvin (ब्रह्मवर्चस्विन्) refers to “one who has brahminical splendour”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.20 (“The celebration of Gaṇeśa’s marriage”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...]  Whoever reads, teaches, listens or narrates this story derives all desires. No doubt need be entertained in this respect. A brahmin derives brahminical splendour (brahmavarcasvin), a Kṣatriya becomes victorious, a Vaiśya prosperous and a Śūdra attains equality with the good. A sick man becomes free from sickness; a frightened man becomes free from fear; no man is harassed by the visitation of goblins, ghosts etc. [...]”.

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

Brahmavarcasvin (ब्रह्मवर्चस्विन्).—a. holy or sanctified by spiritual pre-eminence, holy; अपृथग्धीरुपा- सीत ब्रह्मवर्चस्व्यकल्मषः (apṛthagdhīrupā- sīta brahmavarcasvyakalmaṣaḥ) Bhāgavata 11.17.32. (-m.) an eminent or holy Brāhmaṇa; ब्रह्मवर्चस्विनः पुत्रा जायन्ते शिष्टसंमताः (brahmavarcasvinaḥ putrā jāyante śiṣṭasaṃmatāḥ) Ms. 3.39.

Brahmavarcasvin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and varcasvin (वर्चस्विन्). See also (synonyms): brahmavarcasin.

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

Brahmavarcasvin (ब्रह्मवर्चस्विन्).—i. e. brahmavarcas + vin, adj. illumined by the Vedas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 39.

Brahmavarcasvin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and varcasvin (वर्चस्विन्).

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Brahmavarcasvin 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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