Pracinabarhi, Prācīnabarhi: 3 definitions


Pracinabarhi 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 Prachinabarhi.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Pracinabarhi in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Prācīnabarhi (प्राचीनबर्हि).—A king who, entangled in fruitive activities, received instructions on devotional service from Nārada Muni.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pracinabarhi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prācīnabarhi (प्राचीनबर्हि).—(Barhiṣad); a son of Havirdhāna and Dhiṣaṇā; a Prajāpati and Ekarāṭ, etc.; married Sāmudrī (Savarṇā), daughter of the ocean (Samudra) of the same caste; had ten sons named Prācetasas, all versed in the Dhanurveda; performed tapas for 10,000 years when even the wind could not blow; out of their anger came fire and burnt down trees, etc.; taking soma; Drumakṣaya represented their case to these Pracetasas and offered their daughter Mārīṣā in marriage to them; their son was Dakṣa;1 knew the power of Viṣṇu's yoga;2 a Rājaṛsi;3 it was he, who made the kuśa grass rest eastward and earned the name, Prācīnabarhis; always devoted to yajña.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 4. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 39, 69; 30. 40; 37. 24-41; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 46-7; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 23-25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 4-7.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 43; IV. 24. 13.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 122.
  • 4) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 43; IV. 24. 13; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 2-4.
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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pracinabarhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prācīnabarhi (ಪ್ರಾಚೀನಬರ್ಹಿ):—[noun] Indra, who performed one hundred religious sacrifices.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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