Keshidhvaja, Keśidhvaja: 3 definitions

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Keshidhvaja 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 Keśidhvaja can be transliterated into English as Kesidhvaja or Keshidhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Keśidhvaja (केशिध्वज):—Son of Kṛtadhvaja (one of the two sons of Dharmadhvaja). He was was expert in spiritual knowledge. He had a son named Bhānumān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.20-21)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Keśidhvaja (केशिध्वज).—Son of Kṛtadhvaja and skilled in devotion; banished in hostility Khāṇdikya from his kingdom; once a tiger slew his milch cow; to find out the prāyaścitta he went to consult Kaśeru who sent him to Sunaka and he commended the name of Khāṇḍikya. So he went to the forest clad in deer-skin like a religious student and demanded the form of penance. Khāṇḍikya thought at first that he had come there to kill him, took up his bow, but laid it aside; instruction was received and the penance was over. Keśi felt that some fee was due to Khāṇḍikya and once more called on him; though his councillors advised him to take back the kingdom, his mind hankering after the other world; he requested for his fee for his instruction on the doctrine of soul; after imparting instruction on yoga to Khāṇḍikya retired to a life of peace and attained liberation; father of Bhānumat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 20-21. Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 6. 5-50; 7. 101-06.
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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-English dictionary

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

Keśidhvaja (केशिध्वज):—[=keśi-dhvaja] [from keśi > keśa] m. Name of a prince (son of Kṛta-dhvaja), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 13, 20.]

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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. 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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