Baddhasauhrida, Baddhasauhṛda, Baddhasauhṛdā, Baddha-sauhrida: 2 definitions


Baddhasauhrida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Baddhasauhṛda and Baddhasauhṛdā can be transliterated into English as Baddhasauhrda or Baddhasauhrida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Baddhasauhrida in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Baddhasauhṛdā (बद्धसौहृदा) refers to “affectionately attached lady-friends”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.55 (“Śiva returns to Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] When Pārvatī cried the ladies cried too, particularly the mother Menā, sisters and brothers. Her mother, sister, brothers, father and the other ladies who were affectionately attached to her (baddhasauhṛdā) cried frequently. Then the brahmins respectfully intimated to them the auspicious hour for the starting of the journey and consoled them. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Baddhasauhrida in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Baddhasauhṛda (बद्धसौहृद) refers to “friends whose friendship is fixed”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who were born as enemies [in a life] previously indeed become your friends whose friendship is fixed (baddhasauhṛda) in this life on account of the power of fate”.

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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.

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