Kshatriyabalaka, Kṣatriyabālaka, Kshatriya-balaka: 1 definition


Kshatriyabalaka 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 Kṣatriyabālaka can be transliterated into English as Ksatriyabalaka or Kshatriyabalaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṣatriyabālaka (क्षत्रियबालक) refers to a “Kṣatriya boy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.3 (“The boyhood sports of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as sage Viśvāmitra said to Śiva’s son: “Listen, O dear, I am not a Brahmin. I am a Kṣatriya, son of Gādhi (kṣatriyabālaka), famous as Viśvāmitra and a servant of Brahmins. O excellent boy, I have thus narrated my life to you. Who are you? Now mention everything about your life to me who am surprised”.

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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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