Brihatsena, Bṛhatsena, Bṛhatsenā: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Bṛhatsena and Bṛhatsenā can be transliterated into English as Brhatsena or Brihatsena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन).—A king born of the family of Bharata. (Bhāgavata Skandha 9)

2) Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन).—An asura (opponent of gods) born from a portion of Krodhavaśa, a daitya (asura). Lakṣmaṇā, the daughter of Bṛhatsena was one of the wives of Śrī Kṛsṇa. In the battle of Mahābhārata, Bṛhatsena was on the side of the Kauravas.

3) Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन).—A teacher. It is mentioned in Garuḍa Purāṇa that Nārada had taught Bṛhatsena, Brahmavidyā (theosophy).

4) Bṛhatsenā (बृहत्सेना).—A female attendant of Damayantī. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 60, that when Nala was defeated in the game of dice, Damayantī sent Bṛhatsenā to inform the ministers about the defeat of the King.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन).—The son of Sunakṣatra and father of Karmajit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 47.

1b) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Bhadrā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 17.

1c) Father of Lakṣmaṇā (s.v.) and fatherin-law of Kṛṣṇa, who married her in svayaṃvara.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 83. 18-26, 37-9.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.59) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bṛhatsena) 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन).—[masculine] [Name] of [several] kings, [feminine] ā a woman’s name.

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

1) Bṛhatsena (बृहत्सेन):—[=bṛhat-sena] [from bṛhat > bṛṃh] m. Name of various kings, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-nakṣatra, [ib.]

4) Bṛhatsenā (बृहत्सेना):—[=bṛhat-senā] [from bṛhat-sena > bṛhat > bṛṃh] f. Name of Damayantī’s nurse, [Nalopākhyāna]

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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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