Ambu; 8 Definition(s)
Ambu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Ambu (अम्बु) or Aṃśu is the name of a deity who was imparted with the knowledge of the Aṃśumadāgama by Sadāśiva through parasambandha, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The aṃśumada-āgama, being part of the ten Śivabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.
Ambu in turn transmitted the Aṃśumadāgama (through mahānsambandha) to Ugra, who then transmitted it to Ravi who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Aṃśumadāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Ambu (अम्बु, “arrow”) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. Some of the implements of war mentioned are, for example, Ambu.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
General definition (in Jainism)
Ambu (अम्बु) means “dense” or “a mix of water and air” and refers to a type of strata or cushion supporting the lands (bhumī) of the underworld, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.1. There are seven lands existing in the downward order (one below the other) with Ratnaprabhā being the topmost supported by the cushions of humid atmosphere (ghana), dense air /water (ambu), which rests in a ring of thin /rarified air (vāta) resting in space (ākāśa).Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
ambu : (nt.) water.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ambu, (nt.) (Vedic ambu & ambhas = Gr. o)/mbros, Lat. imber rain; cp. also Sk. abhra rain-cloud & Gr. a)frόs scum: see P. abbha) water J.V, 6; Nd1 202 (a. vuccati udakaṃ); Dāvs II.16. — Cp. ambha.
—cārin “living in the water”, a fish Sn.62 (= maccha Nd2 91). —sevāla a water-plant Th.1, 113. (Page 74)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
ambu (अंबु).—n S Water. ambuja n S A lotus.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ambu (अंबु).—n Water. ambuja n A lotus.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Ambu (अम्बु).—n. [amb-śabde uṇ]
1) Water; गाङ्गमम्बु सितमम्बु यामुनम् (gāṅgamambu sitamambu yāmunam) K. P.1.
2) The watery element of the blood (cf. imber).
3) Name of a metre.
4) A term in astrology (lagnāvadhikaṃ caturthasthānam).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Ambuda (अम्बुद).—a. giving or yielding water. -daḥ Ambuda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of ...
Amburāśi (अम्बुराशि).—m. (-śiḥ) The ocean. E. ambu, and rāśi a heap.
Ambuja (अम्बुज).—a. produced in water, aquatic (opp. sthalaja); सुगन्धीनि च माल्यानि स्थलजान्यम...
Ambudhara (अम्बुधर).—[dharatīti dharaḥ, ambūnāṃ dharaḥ; dhṛ-ac] 1) a cloud; वशिनश्चाम्बुधराश्च ...
Ambudhi (अम्बुधि).—[ambūni dhīyante atra; dhā-ki] 1) any receptacle of waters; such as a jar; अ...
Ambuvāhin (अम्बुवाहिन्).—mfn. (-hī-hinī-hi) Carrying or conveying water. f. (-nī) A wooden bali...
Ambupaddhati (अम्बुपद्धति).—f. (-tiḥ) Current stream, flow of water. E. ambu, and paddhati dist...
Ambunidhi (अम्बुनिधि).—m. (-dhiḥ) The ocean. E. ambu and nidhi a treasure.
Amburohiṇī (अम्बुरोहिणी).—f. (-ṇī) A lotus. E. ambu, and rohin what grows, or rises on or in.
Ambuprasādana (अम्बुप्रसादन).—m. (-naḥ) The clearing nut tree, (Strychnos potatorum.) E. ambu w...
Amburuh (अम्बुरुह्).—n. (-ruṭ) 1. Any aquatic plant. 2. A lotus. E. ambu, and ruh what grows on...
Ambucara (अम्बुचर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Aquatical. E. ambu, and cara what moves in.
Ambukīśa (अम्बुकीश).—m. (-śaḥ) A porpoise, especially of the kind common in the Ganges, (Delphi...
Ambucāmara (अम्बुचामर).—n. (-raṃ) An aquatic plant, (Vallisneria.) See śaibāla. E. ambu, and cā...
Varṣāmbu (वर्षाम्बु).—n. rain-water. Varṣāmbu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms va...
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.173 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.123 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.1.215 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.7.52 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 1.6.107 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
Verse 2.1.189 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter X - Treatment of Pittaja Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter LII - Symptoms and Treatment of Cough (Kasa) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]