Bahudaka, aka: Bahūdaka, Bahu-udaka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Bahūdaka (बहूदक).—According to the ancient tradition, ascetics who strive to gain liberation are classified into four classes. They are kuṭīcakas, bahūdakas, haṃsas and paramahaṃsas. Of these, the last represents an extremely ancient ascetic order.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bahūdaka (बहूदक).—q. v.; Bhāg.3.12.43.

Derivable forms: bahūdakaḥ (बहूदकः).

See also (synonyms): bahvoda.

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Bahūdaka (बहूदक).—a kind of mendicant who lives in a strange town and maintains himself with alms got by begging from door to door; cf. कुटीचक (kuṭīcaka).

Derivable forms: bahūdakaḥ (बहूदकः).

Bahūdaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and udaka (उदक).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahūdaka (बहूदक).—n. of a nāga-king: Kv 2.11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bahūdaka (बहूदक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Having much water. E. bahu and udaka water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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