Ambudhara, Ambu-dhara: 11 definitions


Ambudhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ambudhara (अम्बुधर) refers to “clouds”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The mighty ocean whose waters were swallowed by Agastya, exhibited gems that eclipsed the splendour of the crowns of the Devas [...] There were also seen, moving to and fro, whales, pearl oysters and conch shells, and the sea altogether looked like a summer lake with its moving waves, water lilies and swans. [...] Its huge white waves looked like clouds [i.e., timi-sita-ambudhara]; its gems looked like stars; its crystals looked like the Moon; and its long bright serpents bearing gems in their hoods looked like comets and thus the whole sea looked like the sky”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ambudhāra (अम्बुधार) refers to a “flow of water”, according to the Haṭhapradīpikā 3.96-98.—Accordingly, “Having discarded the first flow of water (ambudhāra) because of its excessive heat and the last flow because it is worthless, [the Yogin] should use the middle flow [which is] cool. In the Khaṇḍakāpālika sect, this is [called] Amarolī. If he regularly drinks the [middle flow called] Amarī; snorts [it] everyday and correctly practices Vajrolī Mudrā [in order to draw it up his urethra], it is called Amarolī. He should mix the lunar fluid which is emitted because of [this] practice, with ashes and [then,] put it on the upper body (i.e., the head, eyes, shoulders, throat, chest, arms and so on). [As a result], divine sight arises”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ambudhara : (m.) a cloud.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ambudhara (अंबुधर).—m S (Holder of water.) A cloud. Ex. mī cātaka śrīrāma aṃ0 ॥

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ambudhara (अम्बुधर).—[dharatīti dharaḥ, ambūnāṃ dharaḥ; dhṛ-ac]

1) a cloud; वशिनश्चाम्बुधराश्च योनयः (vaśinaścāmbudharāśca yonayaḥ) Kumārasambhava 4.43; शरत्प्रमृष्टाम्बुधरोपरोधः (śaratpramṛṣṭāmbudharoparodhaḥ) R.6.44.

2) the plant मुस्तक (mustaka).

3) talc.

Ambudhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ambu and dhara (धर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ambudhara (अम्बुधर).—[ambu-dhara], m. A cloud, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 16, 29.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ambudhārā (अम्बुधारा).—[feminine] [plural] water-drops.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ambudhara (अम्बुधर):—[=ambu-dhara] [from ambu] m. ‘water-holder’, a cloud.

2) Ambudhāra (अम्बुधार):—[=ambu-dhāra] [from ambu] m. a cloud, [Buddha-carita]

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Ambudhara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambudhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃbudhara (ಅಂಬುಧರ):—[noun] that which is holding water; a cloud.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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