Brihadbala, Bṛhadbala: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Bṛhadbala can be transliterated into English as Brhadbala or Brihadbala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brihadbala in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल):—Son of Takṣaka (son of Prasenajit). He was killed in a fight. His son called Bṛhadraṇa will be born in the future and become a king. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.8-9)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल).—A king in ancient India. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Stanza 237).

2) Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल).—Son of Suba, a King of Gāndhāra. He was present at the Pāñcālī Svayamvara (marriage of Pāñcālī) with his brothers Śakuni and Vṛṣaka. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Stanza 5).

3) Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल).—A king of the country known as Kosala. During his conquest of the East, Bhīmasena defeated this King. This powerful King of Kosala had given fourteen thousand horses for the Rājasūya (imperial inauguration) of Yudhiṣthira. He fought with Abhimanyu and Ghaṭotkaca in the battle of Bhārata. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 40, Stanza 20, that Abhimanyu killed this Bṛhadbala in the battle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल).—The last of the Ikṣvākus; son of Takṣaka and father of Bṛhadraṇa; killed in battle by the father of Parīkṣit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 8-9; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 104.

1b) A son of Devabhāga and Kaṃsā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 40

1c) An ally of Kārtavīrya, killed by Paraśurāma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 39. 2, 7.

1d) A son of Viśrutavān (Aikṣvāku), and father of Bṛhadkṣaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 213; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 212; 99. 290: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 2.

1e) Of the solar race; father of Urukṣaya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 4.

1f) The son of Viśvabhava, killed by Abhimanyu in the Bhārata war.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 112.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.63.29, I.63, I.177.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bṛhadbala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brihadbala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल):—[=bṛhad-bala] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] m. ‘having great strength’, Name of two kings, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल):—[(bṛhant + bala)] m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten von Kośala [Mahābhārata.1,6985.2,1075.] [Harivaṃśa 830.] [Oxforder Handschriften 49,a,28.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 387.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.9,12,8. 9.] eines späteren Fürsten, eines Sohnes des Devabhāga, [24, 39.] — Vgl. bārhadbala .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bṛhadbala (बृहद्बल):—m. Nomen proprium zweier Fürsten.

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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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