Vrishadarbhi, Vṛṣādarbhi: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣādarbhi can be transliterated into English as Vrsadarbhi or Vrishadarbhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vrishadarbhi in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vṛṣādarbhi (वृषादर्भि).—A King of Kāśī. Vṛṣādarbhi who was the son of Vṛṣadarbha, was known by the name Yuvanāśva also. He gave as alms, various kinds of jewels, women, beautiful houses etc. and entered heaven. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 234, Stanza 24).

2) Vṛṣādarbhi (वृषादर्भि).—A famous son of Śibi. The following is a story given in Mahābhārata about this Vṛṣādarbhi.

2) Once the seven hermits started for going round the earth. At this time Vṛṣādarbhi had been performing a sacrifice. Vṛṣādarbhi invoked the seven hermits and gave them his son as a gift. The child died before long. As famine was prevailing everywhere the hermits were weak and worn out by hunger. They wished to eat the flesh of the child. Vṛṣādarbhi tried to dissuade the hermits from this beastly action in vain. At last the angry King created a wicked fairy to kill the hermits. Though the fairy attacked the hermits, Indra, who had lived with the seven hermits killed the fairy.

2) Vṛṣādarbhi was not at all behind his father Śibi in liberality. There are various stories in Mahābhārata to illustrate this.

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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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[«previous next»] — Vrishadarbhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣādarbhi (वृषादर्भि):—[=vṛṣā-darbhi] [from vṛṣā > vṛṣ] ([Mahābhārata]) m. Name of a son of Śibi (cf. vṛṣa-d).

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Vrishadarbhi in German

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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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