Ancient Names, Vedic Names, Mythological Names in the letter B


Ancient Names, Vedic Names, Mythological Names in the letter B

Names Meaning
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.
Bhagavati Goddess Parvati, Shiva's wife. Also translated as "Goddess".
Bhagawan Translated as "Lord" and refers to God.
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.
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.
Brahmastra A divine weapon, irresistible, one given by Lord Brahma himself.
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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