Brihaddhala, Bṛhaddhala: 5 definitions


Brihaddhala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Bṛhaddhala can be transliterated into English as Brhaddhala or Brihaddhala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bṛhaddhala (बृहद्धल).—A great King of Kosala. He gave fourteen thousand best horses for the Rājasūya (imperial inauguration) sacrifice performed by Yudhiṣṭhira as present. In the battle of Mahābhārata, Bṛhaddhala sided with the Kauravas and fought against the Pāṇḍavas and was killed in the battle by Abhimanyu. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, 46; 24; Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

2) Bṛhaddhala (बृहद्धल).—The son of Subala, the king of Gāndhāra—Bṛhaddhala attended the Pāñcālī Svayamvara (marriage of Pāñcālī) with his brother Śakuni and Vṛṣaka.

3) Bṛhaddhala (बृहद्धल).—A king of the Yādavas. He was the son of Devabhāga, the brother of Vasudeva. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bṛhaddhala.—(EI 7), ‘the big plough’; name of a land measure (Ep. Ind., Vol. II, p. 125); cf. hala. Note: bṛhaddhala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bṛhaddhala (बृहद्धल):—[=bṛhad-dhala] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] (d-ha) n. (?) a large plough, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Brihaddhala 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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