Sahasrabahu, Sahasrabāhu, Sahasra-bahu: 7 definitions
Sahasrabahu 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sahasrabāhu (सहस्रबाहु) refers to one who has a “thousand arms”, and is used to describe Vīrabhadra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Accompanied by these Gaṇas, the noble-souled Vīrabhadra who had the same dress, features and embellishments as Śiva went ahead in a chariot. He had a thousand arms (sahasrabāhu) each like hoods of the serpent king. He was powerful and terrifying”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sahasrabāhu (सहस्रबाहु).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 59).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Sahasrabāhu (सहस्रबाहु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.54) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sahasrabāhu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an epithet of king Kārtavīrya q. v.
2) of the demon Bāṇa.
3) of Śiva (or of Viṣṇu according to some).
Derivable forms: sahasrabāhuḥ (सहस्रबाहुः).
Sahasrabāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and bāhu (बाहु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sahasrabāhu (सहस्रबाहु).—[adjective] having a thousand arms.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sahasrabāhu (सहस्रबाहु):—[=sahasra-bāhu] [from sahasra] mfn. (sahasra.) having a th° arms, th°-armed, [Mantra-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] (also applied to, [Atharva-veda xix, 6], beginning with the above word)
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] of Arjuna, [Rāmāyaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]
6) [v.s. ...] of the Asura Bāṇa, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
7) [v.s. ...] mf. a Name (others, ‘battle, war’), [Ṛg-veda viii, 45, 26.]
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Search found 9 books and stories containing Sahasrabahu, Sahasrabāhu, Sahasra-bahu, Sahasra-bāhu; (plurals include: Sahasrabahus, Sahasrabāhus, bahus, bāhus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 6 - Mallideva II and Bhima IV (A.D. 1231-1254) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
Part 17 - Choda III (A.D. 1403) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
Temples at Gwalior and Brindabana < [Chapter 12 - History of Hindu Temples (Prāsādas and Vimānas)]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Rāmeśvara (rāma-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Viṣṇu-sahasranāma (Garland of a Thousand Epithets of Viṣṇu) < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 45 - The beginning of the war and the conversation with the messengers < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)