Vibhraja, Vibhrāja, Vibhrājā: 4 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vibhrāja (विभ्राज).—A King who was the descendant of Yayāti. It is stated in Bhāgavata, Skandha 9, that he was the son of Kṛti and the father of Aṇuha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vibhrāja (विभ्राज).—The father of Brahmadatta, the king of Pāñcāla; his name was Anagha; he had no son and so he performed austerities; and was blessed by Nārāyaṇa with Brahmadatta.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 23; 21. 11-16.

1b) The son of Sukṛta (ti, Vāyu-purāṇa), and father of Aṇuha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 56; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 178; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 42-3.

1c) The hill of Sākadvīpa; here there is resplendent fire.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 17-8.

2) Vibhrājā (विभ्राजा).—The pitṛs in the Barhiṣada worlds.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 1.
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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 dictionary

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

Vibhrāja (विभ्राज):—[=vi-bhrāja] m. Name of a king, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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