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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bhanumana, BhAnumAna, Bhaanumaana

  1. (possessing) the essence of the sun; similar to the Sun
  2. a king belonging to the Ikşvāku dynasty who was the ancestor of Rāma (V. Rām.); a son of Kŗşņa and Satyabhāmā (Bhāg. Pur.); a prince of Kalińga who fought for the Kauravas in the Bharata War (M. Bh.).