Brihadraja, Bṛhadrāja: 5 definitions



Brihadraja 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 Bṛhadrāja can be transliterated into English as Brhadraja or Brihadraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bṛhadrāja (बृहद्राज):—Son of Amitrajit (son of Sutapā). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Barhi. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.13)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhadrāja (बृहद्राज).—A son of Amitrajit and father of Barhis.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 13.

1b) A son of Sumitraja.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 10.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bṛhadrāja (बृहद्राज):—[=bṛhad-rāja] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] m. Name of a king, [Purāṇa]

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Brihadraja 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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