Brihadbhanu, aka: Bṛhadbhānu, Brihat-bhanu; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhadbhānu can be transliterated into English as Brhadbhanu or Brihadbhanu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bṛhadbhānu (बृहद्भानु).—A fire. A hermit who had acquired great knowledge in Vedas and Vedāṅgas (scriptures) also has this name. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 231, Stanza 8).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Bṛhadbhānu (बृहद्भानु).—A son of Satrayāṇa and Vitānā; a manifestation of Hari in the epoch of the 14th Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 35.

1b) A son of Pṛthulākṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 11.

1c) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyabhāmā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10; 90. 3.

1d) A son of Bṛhadkamā and father of Bṛhanmanas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 22.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Bṛhadbhānu (बृहद्भानु).—

1) fire.

2) the sun; वराहोऽग्निर्बृहद्भानुः (varāho'gnirbṛhadbhānuḥ) Mb.12. 43.8.

3) Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: bṛhadbhānuḥ (बृहद्भानुः).

Bṛhadbhānu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bṛhat and bhānu (भानु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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