Brihaddhanu, Bṛhaddhanu: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhaddhanu can be transliterated into English as Brhaddhanu or Brihaddhanu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bṛhaddhanu (बृहद्धनु):—Son of Bṛhadiṣu (son of Ajamīḍha). He had a son who was called Bṛhatkāya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.22)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhaddhanu (बृहद्धनु).—A son of Bṛhadiṣu and father of Bṛhadkāya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 34.

1b) A son of Bṛhanmanas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 48.
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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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