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ancient mythological vedic names

Babhruvahana

Son of Arjuna from his wife Chitrangada.

Bahu

A King of the Suryavansh.

Bahuka

The changed name of Nala, as a charioteer of Rituparna, the King of Ayodhya. Another name of King Bahu.

Baladeva

Balarama, elder brother of Sri Krishna.

Balarama

Elder brother of Lord Krishna.

Balarama

An avatar or incarnation of Adisesha the thousand-hooded serpent on which Lord Mahavishnu reclines in Vaikuntha.

Bhadra

Goddess Parvati, A mighty elephant.

Bhadrakali

Bhadrakali is also known as the gentle Kali, who came into being by Devi's wrath, when Daksha insulted Shiva. She is the consort of Virabhadra.

Bhagadatta

King of Pragjyotisha, a Kaurava ally.

Bhagawan

Translated as "Lord" and refers to God.

Bhagavati

Goddess Parvati, Shiva's wife. Also translated as "Goddess".

Bhagiratha

Son of Dilipa, King of Kosala.

Bhakti

A Sanskrit term that means devotion. A person who practices bhakti is called bhakta.

Bharadwaja

A rishi, father of Yavakrida.

Bharata

Emperor Bharata, son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. Bharata (Ramayana), a son of Dasharatha, younger brother of Rama. Bharata Muni, the author of the Natyashastra. Bharata (Bhagavata), the eldest of a hundred sons of a saintly King by name Rishabha Deva according to the Bhagavata purana.

Bhargava

Karna's divine weapon.

Bhima

The second of Pandavas who excelled in physical power. Son of the wind-god Vayu.

Bhishma

Bhishma was son of Shantanu, the eldest of the Kurus.

Bhishmak

Raja of Kundalpur and father of Rukmini.

Bhoja

A branch of the Yadava clan belonging to Krishna's tribe.

Bhuminjaya

Another name of prince Uttara's son of Virata who had proceeded to fight the Kaurava armies, with Brihannala as his charioteer.

Bhurisravas

Bhurisravas was a prince of the Balhikas and an ally of the Kauravas, who was killed in the great battle of the Mahabharata.

Bibhatsu

One of Arjuna's name meaning a hater of unworthy acts.

Brahma

Creator of the universe, The Hindu creator god, and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. He must not be confused with the Supreme Cosmic Spirit of Hindu philosophy, Brahman.

Brahmastra

A divine weapon, irresistible, one given by Lord Brahma himself.

Brahmadatta

King of Benares or Varanasi.

Brahman

The signifying name given to the concept of the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality that is the Divine Ground of all being.

Brihadaswa

A great sage who visited the Pandavas in their forest hermitage and reminded them of King Nala of Nishadha. He had also lost his Kingdom in the game of dice and had deserted his wife Damayanti because of a curse but ultimately regained both.

Brihadratha

Commander of three regiments reigned over Magadha and attained celebrity as a great hero, married the twin daughters of the Raja of Kasi. His two wives ate each half of a mango given by sage Kausika and begot half a child each. A Rakshasi recovered the two portions from a dustbin wherein they were thrown and when they accidentally came together, became a chubby baby. She presented the baby tothe King, saying it was his child, which later became known as Jarasandha.

Brihadyumna

A King, a disciple of sage Raibhya.

Brihannala

Name assumed by Arjuna while living at Virata's court in disguise. He taught arts to Uttara, the princess of the Kingdom of Virata.

Brihaspati

Father of Kacha and priest of devas.

Brihatbala

A daring warrior who charged at Abhimanyu caught in the Kaurava army's net.

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