Brihatva, Bṛhatva: 1 definition

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Brihatva means something in 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 Bṛhatva can be transliterated into English as Brhatva or Brihatva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bṛhatva (बृहत्व).—A devagandharva (a class of gods). In the Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, mention is made that this gandharva had participated in the birth celebration of Arjuna.

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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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