Caturbahu, Caturbāhu, Catur-bahu: 8 definitions

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Introduction:

Caturbahu 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturbahu.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Caturbāhu (चतुर्बाहु).—A son and commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 80; 26. 47, 72.
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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 (C) next»] — Caturbahu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturbāhu (चतुर्बाहु).—an epithet of Viṣṇu.

-hu n.) a square.

Derivable forms: caturbāhuḥ (चतुर्बाहुः).

Caturbāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and bāhu (बाहु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturbāhu (चतुर्बाहु).—1. adj. having four arms, [Pañcatantra] 251, 24. 2. m. Viṣṇu, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 17, 4; Śiva.

Caturbāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and bāhu (बाहु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturbāhu (चतुर्बाहु).—[adjective] four-armed.

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

1) Caturbāhu (चतुर्बाहु):—[=catur-bāhu] [from catur > catasṛ] mfn. four-armed, [Pañcatantra v, 8, 8/9]

2) [v.s. ...] (Viṣṇu), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 17, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva.

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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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