Bahudhana, Bahu-dhana: 10 definitions


Bahudhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bahudhana (बहुधन) refers to “much wealth”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing their words, the destroyer of Pura became glad. In his joy he gave monetary gifts to the Brahmins. On receiving the news of her son, Pārvatī was delighted. She distributed a crore of gems and much wealth (bahudhana) among the Brahmins. Lakṣmī, Sarasvatī, Menā, Sāvitrī and all other women, Viṣṇu and all other gods gave much wealth to the Brahmins”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bahudhana (बहुधन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.29.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bahudhana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

bahudhana : (adj.) with many riches.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bahudhana (बहुधन).—a. very rich, wealthy.

Bahudhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and dhana (धन). See also (synonyms): bahīdhana.

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

Bahudhana (बहुधन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Wealthy, rich. E. vahu, and dhana wealth.

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

Bahudhana (बहुधन).—[adjective] having much wealth, very rich; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Bahudhana (बहुधन):—[=bahu-dhana] [from bahu > bah] mfn. possessing much wealth, wealthy, rich (-tva n.), [Śakuntalā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bahudhana (बहुधन):—[bahu-dhana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Wealthy.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bahudhana 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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