Ambu, Aṃbu: 14 definitions
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)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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)
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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Aṃbu (अंबु) (or Hrīvera, Jaladhara, Udīcya, Vālaka) refers to the medicinal plant Coleus vettiveroides K.C. Jacob, and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Aṃbu] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Ambu (अम्बु) is another name for “Hrībera” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning ambu] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
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).
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ambu : (nt.) water.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ambu (अंबु).—n S Water. ambuja n S A lotus.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ambu (अंबु).—n Water. ambuja n A lotus.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ambu (अम्बु).—n. (-mbu) Water. E. abi to sound, and u aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ambu (अम्बु).— (akin to ambhas, cf. ambara), n. Water, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 33.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ambu (अम्बु).—[neuter] water.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ambu (अम्बु):—n. water, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) a kind of Andropogon, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāvaprakāśa]
3) Name of a metre (consisting of ninety syllables), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]
4) the number, ‘four’ [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+113): Ambubhakshya, Ambubhava, Ambubhrit, Ambucamara, Ambucara, Ambucari, Ambucarin, Ambucatvara, Ambuchamara, Ambuchara, Ambucharin, Ambuchatvara, Ambucicimboci, Ambuda, Ambudaiva, Ambudaranya, Ambudeva, Ambudhakamini, Ambudhara, Ambudhi.
Ends with (+70): Abhishekambu, Adipadakajambu, Aindrambu, Alambu, Alpambu, Anambu, Ardhambu, Arogyambu, Baddhambu, Bambu, Bashpambu, Bastambu, Bhavambu, Bhujakambu, Bhujambu, Bhumijambu, Cambu, Dhvankshajambu, Gaganambu, Gandhambu.
Full-text (+167): Ambuda, Ambuvaha, Ambumuc, Ambunidhi, Ambukirata, Amburashi, Ambucara, Ambuvasini, Ambudhara, Amburuha, Ambutala, Amburohini, Ambudhi, Ambughana, Amburaja, Ambuvahin, Ambupaddhati, Ambukriya, Melambu, Vilocanambu.
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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]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 11.28 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)