Bhisma

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Bhismadev (Bhisma) one of the twelve mahajans; the son of King Santanu and Ganga Devi; a lifelong celibate warrior and devotee of Lord Krsna who guided both the Pandavas and Kauravas.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

mahajan lit. ‘great soul’; a renowned devotee of the Supreme Lord; an Acharya whose teachings and behaviour are authoritative and instructive for people in general; one or all of twelve great persons known by this title: Brahma, Narad, Siva, the four Kumaras (Sanaka, Sanatan, Sananda, and Sanat), Kapiladev, Manu, Prahlad Maharaj, Janaka Raja, Bhismadev, Bali Maharaj, Sukadev Goswami, and Yamaraj.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary