Brihaddharmapurana, Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa, Brihaddharma-purana: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa can be transliterated into English as Brhaddharmapurana or Brihaddharmapurana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: WikiPedia: Puranas

Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa (बृहद्धर्मपुराण) is a Hindu religious text, which classified itself (I.25.26) as the last of the 18 Upapuranas. The extant text comprises three khaṇḍas (parts): pūrvakhaṇḍa, madhyakhaṇḍa and uttarakhaṇḍa. The pūrvakhaṇḍa and madhyakhaṇḍa of both the Asiatic Society and the Vangavasi edition have 30 chapters. While the uttarakhaṇḍa of the Asiatic Society edition comprises 14 chapters, the Vangavasi edition comprises 21 chapters and R. C. Hazra considers these additional 7 chapters (15-21) as the essential part of the text.

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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»] — Brihaddharmapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa (बृहद्धर्मपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—L. 414. Ben. 57. Tu7b. 14. Bṛhaddharmapurāṇe Karmavipāka. L. 635.
—Gaṅgāstava. L. 480.

2) Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa (बृहद्धर्मपुराण):—Stein 205.

3) Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa (बृहद्धर्मपुराण):—As p. 119 (3 Mss. of which two are fragments). Io. 1313. No. 3402.

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

Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa (बृहद्धर्मपुराण):—[=bṛhad-dharma-purāṇa] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] n. ‘the large Dharma-purāṇa’, Name of [work]

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Brihaddharmapurana 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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