Brihadkshatra, Bṛhadkṣatra: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Bṛhadkṣatra can be transliterated into English as Brhadksatra or Brihadkshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brihadkshatra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhadkṣatra (बृहद्क्षत्र).—A son of Manyu and father of Hasti. (Suhotra, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 21, 27.

1b) A son of Śrutakīrti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 157.

1c) One of the four sons of Bhuvamanyu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 159.
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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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