Brihadgiri, Bṛhadgiri, Brihad-giri: 6 definitions


Brihadgiri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Bṛhadgiri can be transliterated into English as Brhadgiri or Brihadgiri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bṛhadgiri (बृहद्गिरि).—A person named Yati. He was one of those who were against sacrifice. (For further information see Pṛthuraśmi).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Bṛhadgiri (बृहद्गिरि) is said in the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmaṇa (viii. 1, 4) to have been one of the three Yatis who survived the slaughter of them by Indra. A Sāman, or Chant, of his is mentioned in the same Brāhmaṇa (xiii. 4, 15-17).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brihadgiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bṛhadgiri (बृहद्गिरि).—[adjective] calling loudly.

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

1) Bṛhadgiri (बृहद्गिरि):—[=bṛhad-giri] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] mfn. ([probably]) calling or shouting loudly (the Maruts), [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Yati, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brihadgiri 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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