Vrishasena, Vṛṣasena, Vrisha-sena: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣasena can be transliterated into English as Vrsasena or Vrishasena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—The son of Karṇa. He was considered a Mahārathi. He was killed by Arjuna in the presence of his father Karṇa. (Karṇa Parva in Mahābhārata)

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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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—A son of Karṇa. The following information is taken from Mahābhārata about him.

(i) Vṛṣasena was a famous warrior in the army of the Kauravas. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 167, Stanza 23).

(ii) In the Bhārata-battle he confronted the prominent archers such as Śatānīka, Pāṇḍya, Abhimanyu, Arjuna, Drupada, Sātyaki, Nakula and others. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva).

(iii) In the fight with Arjuna, he was killed. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 85, Stanza 35).

(iv) Among the brave souls of the Kurus who were invoked to the surface of the river Gaṅgā by Vyāsa, Vṛṣasena also was present. (Mahābhārata Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 32, Stanza 10).

2) Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—A King who shines in the council of Yama. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Stanza 13, that this King glorifies Yama.

3) Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 167, Stanza 23, about a proud and honoured Vṛṣasena who attended the Rājasūya (sacrifice of royal consecration) of Yudhiṣṭhira.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—A son of Karṇa; with him comes to an end the Anga line.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 14; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 102.

1b) A son of the II Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 72.

1c) A son of Kārtavīryārjuna.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 21.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.44.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛṣasena) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vrishasena (वृषसेन): Son of Karna, A warrior on the Kaurava side, slain by Arjuna.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—Name of Karṇa; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.27.2.

Derivable forms: vṛṣasenaḥ (वृषसेनः).

Vṛṣasena is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and sena (सेन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—name of a king, descendant of Aśoka: Divyāvadāna 433.23.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन).—[adjective] having a host of men; [masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Vṛṣasena (वृषसेन):—[=vṛṣa-sena] [from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] a See under 2. vṛṣa.

2) [=vṛṣa-sena] [from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] b mfn. ([probably]) having an army of men, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the 10th Manu, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of Karṇa, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a great-grandson of Aśoka, [Buddhist literature]

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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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