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Babruvāhana (बब्रुवाहन) – son of Arjuna and Citrāńgadā


Bādārayaṇa (बादारयण) – another name of Vyāsadeva


Bāla Kāṇḍa (बाल काण्ड) – the first canto of the Rāmāyaṇa describing the Lord’s childhood and teenage pastimes.


Baladeva (बलदेव) – Lord Balarāma in deity form


Balarāma (बलराम) – the primary expansion of Kṛṣṇa, who appeared on earth as the elder brother of Kṛṣṇa and later as Lord Nityānanda


Bali (बलि) – grandson of Prahlāda Mahārāja and devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa who lost his entire kingdom by the grace of Lord Vāmana


bāḿsurī (बांसुर) – a transverse bamboo flute


ńāli ektāl (बाङ्गालि एकताल) – (Bangla ektal or Bengali ektal) a folk form of ektal of twelve beats; also known as lofā tāla


Barabarika (बरबरिक) – son of Ghatotkaca, grandson of Bhīma


Bāul (बाउल) – (lit. “mad”) group of wandering minstrels in Bengal; originated from a deviating from the teachings of Lord Caitanya


Bāul Sańgīt (बाउल सङ्गीत) – book by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura with thirteen songs refuting the practices of the Bāuls and preaching Kṛṣṇa Consciousness


Bhagavad-Gita (भगवद्-गीत) – a section of the Mahābhārata where Lord Kṛṣṇa instructs Arjuna about the essence of all Vedic literature and devotional service as the paramount of all paths


bhagavān (भगवान) – term by Parāśara Muni used to describe God bearing six qualities in full form: immense beauty, strength, fame, wealth, knowledge, and renunciation


Bhāgavata Purāṇa (भागवत पुराण) – (Bhāgavatam or Srīmad-Bhāgavatam) a twelve canto scripture written by Vyāsadeva explaining the divine pageants of the Lord and His devotees exemplifying devotional service, known as the “ripe tree of Vedic literature.”


Bhagiratha (भगिरथ) – son of Dilipa who performed rigorous penance to Lord Brahmā and Siva in order to have the Gańgā enter the earth to redeem his forefathers


bāyā (बाय) – the bigger bass side (or drum) of a drum


Bhairava (भैरव) – one of the ten thāṭs and a well-known rāga sung in the early morning hours


Bhairavī (भैरव) – one of the ten thāṭs and a well-known rāga known for its ease and flexibility


bhajana (भजन) – 1) devotional song 2) practice of devotional service


bhajanī (भजन)– common rhythmic cycle of eight beats


bhakta (भक्त) – devotee (male)


bhakti (भक्ति) – devotional service (or bhaktī-yoga)


Bhakti-Prajρāna Keśava Gosvāmī (भक्ति-प्रज्ञान केशव गोस्वाम) – disciple of Srīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī and initiator of A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī into the renounced order of life.


Bhakti-Rasāmṛta-Sindhu (भक्ति-रसामृत-सिन्ध) – “Nectar of Devotion”; a treatise by Rūpa Gosvāmī explaining the elementary, fundamentals, and advanced practices and topics of devotional service and love of the Lord


bhaktinī (भक्तिन) – (bhaktin) devotee (female)


Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī (भक्तिसिद्धान्त सरस्वत) – (born Bimala Prasāda) spiritual master of A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī; son of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura


Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura (भक्तिविनोद ठाकुर) – (born Kedarnātha Datta) father of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, prolific ācārya who wrote many songs, essays, and purports envisioning a worldwide movement of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness


Bharata (भरत) – the second oldest son of King Daśaratha, son of Kaikeyi; incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s expansion Pradyumna.


Bhārata (भारत) – 1) the emperor of India and found of the Bhārata (Kuru) dynasty, son of Duśyanta and Sakuntalā 2) the official name of India (Bhārata-varṣa)


Bharatanāṭyam (भरतनाट्यम) – South Indian classical dance based off of bhāva (emotional expression), rāgam (melodic aspects), and tālam (rhythmic aspects)


bharatī (भरत) – the inner layer of a tabla, pakhawaj, and khol which protects it from excessive strain and contact with the drum shell


bhāva (भाव) – the emotional state expressed


bhaya (भय) – fear


Bhīma (भीम) – (also known as “Bhīmasena”) second oldest son of ṇḍu and Kuntī, known for his extraordinary strength and Herculean tasks


Bhīmasena (भीमसेन) – 1) another name of Bhīma 2) son of Parikit


Bhīṣma (भीष्म) – (Bhīṣmadeva) (lit. “the terrible one”) formerly Devavrata, son of Sāntanu and Gańgā-devī, the patriarch of the Kuru clan for five to six generations, one of the chief authorities in devotional service to Kṛṣṇa


Bhīṣma Parvaa (भीष्म पर्वण) – the sixth book of the Mahābharata describing the events of the war when Bhīṣma was the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army; contains the Bhagavad-Gītā


Bimala Prasāda (बिमल प्रसाद) – see Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī


bīn (बीन) – 1) rudra-vīnā 2) snake charmer


bol (बोल) – 1) speak (imperative; also “bolo”) 2) the syllables given to the strokes on the drum 3) the plucking or bowing manner of a stringed instrument 4) lyrics of a song


bol method – the method of learning a percussion instrument by learning and building the strokes progressively


Brahmā (ब्रह्म) – 1) the first living form who is in charge of creating the universe under the Lord’s supervision; checks those in modes of passion 2) a fourteen beat rhythmic cycle


brahma-jijρāsā (ब्रह्म जिज्ञास) – inquiry into spiritual knowledge


Brahmā-Saḿhitā (ब्रह्म संहित) – the song-prayer written by Brahmā glorifying the Lord as Govinda, the primeval Lord


Brahmā Vimohana (ब्रह्म विमोहन) – name of Lord Kṛṣṇa for delivering Lord Brahmā for capturing the citizens of Vraja


brahmācārya (ब्रह्माचार्य) – the first order of life which consists of celibacy and study


brahmajyoti (ब्रह्माज्योति) – the bodily effulgence of the Lord


Brahmāloka (ब्रह्मालोक) – the heavenly abode of Lord Brahmā


Brahman (ब्रह्मण) – 1) the impersonal aspect of the Lord 2) individual soul 3) the Supreme Lord 4) the total material substance


brāhmaṇa (ब्राह्मण) – the highest class in the varṇāśrama dharma system, the enlightened teaching class of people


brahmāṇḍa (ब्रह्माण्ड) – all creation


Bhad Bhāgavatāmṛtam (बृहद्-भागवतामृतम) – an advanced book on the nectar of the Bhāgavatam by Sanātana Gosvāmī


Bhad-deśi (बृहद्देशि) – a musical treatise written by Matańga Muni


Bhad Mṛdańga (बृहद्-मृदङ्ग) – worldwide book distribution of Vedic literature (lit. “listening to the khol encompass the world”)


Bṛhaspatī (बृहस्पत) – the spiritual master and advisor of the demigods


Buddha (बुद्ध) – the incarnation of the Lord to steer people away from the Vedic system in order to prevent misuse of scriptures for unauthorized animal slaughter


buddhi (बुद्धि) – intelligence


buddhi-yoga (बुद्धि योग) – another word for bhakti-yoga indicating the highest of use intelligence


UPDATED: June 11, 2009