Brihatta, Bṛhatta: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Bṛhatta can be transliterated into English as Brhatta or Brihatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Bṛhatta (बृहत्त).—Another name of the Sun. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Stanza 42).

2) Bṛhatta (बृहत्त).—A king born to Kāleya, an asura. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 55).

3) Bṛhatta (बृहत्त).—A song of Sāma (conciliation—one of the four expedients) originated from the head of hermit Pāñcajanya. From the face of his hermit another song of Sāma called Rathantara also originated. These two songs of Sāma are very effective expedients. So they are called Tarasāharas (quickly effective). (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 220, Stanza 7).

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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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