Dirghabahu, Dīrghabāhū, Dīrghabāhu, Dirgha-bahu: 13 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु):—Son of Khaṭvāṅga (son of Viśvasaha). He had a son named Raghu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.10.1)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Dīrghabāhū (दीर्घबाहू).—One of the twelve rākṣasas facing the twelve ādityas in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Bhīmasena killed him in Bhārata War. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, chapter 96, Verse 26).

2) Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—A pious King. There are conflicting versions about him in the Purāṇas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—A son of Khaṭvānga (Dilipa) and father of Raghu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 183; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 183; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 83-4.

1b) A son of Aja.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 49.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dīrghabāhu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु) is the son of Khatvāṅga and grandson of Viśvabāhu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] From Nakula was born the celebrated king Śataratha. Ilavila was born of Śataratha. Ilavila’s son was Vṛddhaśarman who begot Viśvabāhu and the latter’s son was Khatvāṅga. Dīrghabāhu was born from Khatvāṅga and Raghu was the son of Dīrghabāhu.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (p)

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु) refers to “one who is long-armed”, and is used to describe Garuḍa, according to the second chapter of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā (Toxicology).—Accordingly, text text dictates that a Garuḍa-upāsaka, the aspirant, must meditate on Garuḍa of the following form—[...] He shines with his head adorned with a crown, bedecked with jewels, handsome in every limb, with tawny eyes and tremendous speed, shining like gold, long-armed (dīrghabāhu) , broad-shouldered and adorned with the eight divine serpents or Nāgas.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dirghabahu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—a. having long arms; दीर्घबाहुर्दिलीपस्य रघुर्नाम्नाभवत्सुतः (dīrghabāhurdilīpasya raghurnāmnābhavatsutaḥ) Hariv.

Derivable forms: dīrghabāhuḥ (दीर्घबाहुः).

Dīrghabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and bāhu (बाहु).

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

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—1. adj. long-armed, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 74, 20. 2. m. a proper name.

Dīrghabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and bāhu (बाहु).

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

Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—[adjective] long-armed; a man’s name.

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

1) Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु):—[=dīrgha-bāhu] [from dīrgha] mfn. l°-armed, [Mahābhārata iii, 2454; Rāmāyaṇa ii, 42, 18 etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the attendants on Śiva, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [ib.] ([varia lectio] -kaṇṭha)

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son or grandson of Dilīpa, [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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