Brihatkshatra, Bṛhatkṣatra, Brihat-kshatra: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhatkṣatra can be transliterated into English as Brhatksatra or Brihatkshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र):—One of the five sons of Manyu (son of Vitatha, another name for Bharadvāja). He had a son called Hastī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.1, 9.21.19-20)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र).—A king. Scion of the family of Bhagīratha. In the Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 158, Stanza 21, it is mentioned that this king attended Pāñcālī Svayaṃvara (Marriage of Pāñcālī).

2) Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र).—A king of the country called Kekaya. On the first day of the battle of Bhārata at Kurukṣetra, this King fought with Kṛpa, the teacher. Later he killed Kṣemadhūrti in the battle. In Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 125, mention is made that he fought with Droṇa, the teacher and was killed.

3) Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र).—A king of the country known as Niṣadha. In the battle of Bhārata, he fought on the side of the Kauravas and was killed in the battle, by Dhṛṣṭadyumna (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 337, Stanza 65).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र).—The son of Bhuvamanyu and father of Hasti;1 stationed by Jarāsandha at the western gate of Mathurā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 49. 36, 42.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11 [5].

1b) A son of Śrutakīrti.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 156.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bṛhat-kṣatra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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»] — Brihatkshatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bṛhatkṣatra (बृहत्क्षत्र):—[=bṛhat-kṣatra] [from bṛhat > bṛṃh] m. Name of sub voce kings, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; 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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