Brihatkaya, Bṛhatkāya, Brihat-kaya: 7 definitions
Brihatkaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Bṛhatkāya can be transliterated into English as Brhatkaya or Brihatkaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय):—Son of Bṛhaddhanu (son of Bṛhadiṣu). He had a son who was called Jayadratha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.22)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय).—A king of the family of Bharata. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय) refers to “(having a) tall body”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, some say that generosity is the cause and condition (hetupratyaya) for obtaining the thirty-two marks. Why is that? [...] Because the gift serves to maintain life, one obtains the marks consisting of having long fingers (dīrghāṇguli) and the body tall and straight (bṛhat-ṛju-kāya). [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय).—a. large-bodied, gigantic.
-ṅgaḥ a large elephant.
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Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय).—a. big-bodied, bulky, gigantic.
Bṛhatkāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bṛhat and kāya (काय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bṛhatkāya (बृहत्काय):—[=bṛhat-kāya] [from bṛhat > bṛṃh] m. ‘large-bodied’, Name of a son of Bṛhad-dhanus, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
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Chapter 21 - The Race of Bharata—The History of Rantideva < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 22 - The Royal Dynasties of Pāñcāla, Magadha and Kuru < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]