Brahmishtha, Brahmiṣṭha: 5 definitions


Brahmishtha 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 Brahmiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Brahmistha or Brahmishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1a) Brahmiṣṭha (ब्रह्मिष्ठ).—A son of Mudgala.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 50. 6.

1b) A son of Asita.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 27.
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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»] — Brahmishtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmiṣṭha (ब्रह्मिष्ठ).—a. Thoroughly proficient in the Vedas, very learned or pious; इष्ट्वा स वाजपेयेन ब्रह्मिष्ठानभिभूय च (iṣṭvā sa vājapeyena brahmiṣṭhānabhibhūya ca) Bhāg. 4.3.3; ब्रह्मिष्ठमाधाय निजेऽधिकारे ब्रह्मिष्ठमेव स्वतनुप्रसूतम् (brahmiṣṭhamādhāya nije'dhikāre brahmiṣṭhameva svatanuprasūtam) R. 18.28.

-ṣṭhā An epithet of Durgā.

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

Brahmiṣṭha (ब्रह्मिष्ठ).—([superlative]), brahmīyaṃs (compar.) a most holy or a holier Brahman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Brahmiṣṭha (ब्रह्मिष्ठ):—[from brahman] mfn. (superl. [from] brahman) a Brāhman in the highest degree (as a Name of Bṛhaspati or Prajā-pati and of very learned and pious Brāhmans or princes), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Raghuvaṃśa]

3) Brahmiṣṭhā (ब्रह्मिष्ठा):—[from brahmiṣṭha > brahman] f. Name of Durgā, [DevīP.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmishtha 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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