Brihaduktha, Bṛhaduktha: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Bṛhaduktha can be transliterated into English as Brhaduktha or Brihaduktha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brihaduktha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ).—He was the son of the hermit named Pāñcajanya. He was transformed to a god, who is remembered at the beginning of the sacrifice known as agnihotra. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 22, Stanza 13).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ).—A Ṛṣika who became a sage by satya; an Angiras and a Mantrakṛt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 101, 111; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 93, 101.

1b) A son of Svārociṣa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 19.

1c) (Bṛhaduttha, Vāyu-purāṇa) a son of Devarāta and father of Mahāvīrya; a righteous monarch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 8-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 25.

1d) A tripravara, not to marry with the An giras or Vāmadevas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 35.
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context information

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)

[«previous next»] — Brihaduktha in Hinduism glossary
Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ) is mentioned in an obscure hymn of the Ṛgveda as a priest; in two hymns of the tenth Maṇḍala he is definitely a Ṛṣi. He is also mentioned in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa as having consecrated Durmukha Pāñcāla, and is called Vāmadeva’s son in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa. In the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmaṇa he appears as Vāmneya, “descendant of Vāmnī”. Hopkins’ suggestion that he may have been there thought of as Vāmadevya also is quite probable.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ).—[adjective] having loud praise, far-famed; [masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ):—[=bṛhad-uktha] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] mfn. (bṛhad-) having loud hymns of praise, loudly praised, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Agni (son of Tapas), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (with vāmadevya) Name of a man (author of [Ṛg-veda x, 54-56]), [Anukramaṇikā]

4) [v.s. ...] (with vāmneya) of another man, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Deva-rāta, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ):—[(bṛhant + u)]

1) adj. lauten Preis habend [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 11, 76.] [Ṛgveda 5, 19, 3] [?(nach Sāyaṇa).] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes, Liedverfassers von [Ṛgveda 10, 54—56.] Vāmadevya [Ṛgveda 10, 54, 6. 56, 7.] [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 8, 23.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 12, 11.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 2, 2, 14. Vāmneya] [Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa 14, 9, 38.] eines Sohnes des Devarāta [Viṣṇupurāṇa 390.] Name eines Agni, eines Sohnes des Tapas, [Mahābhārata 3, 14173.] — Vgl. bārhaduktha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bṛhaduktha (बृहदुक्थ):——

1) Adj. lauten Preis habend , weitgepriesen.

2) m. — a) ein best. Agni. — b) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer.

context information

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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