Bahudhanya, Bahudhānya: 7 definitions


Bahudhanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Bahudhanya in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bahudhānya (बहुधान्य) refers to the twelfth of the sixty-year cycle of Jupiter, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The five years of the third yuga sacred to Indra are known as—1. Īśvara, 2. Bahudhānya, 3. Pramāthin, 4. Vikrama and 5. Vṛṣa. In the first two years mankind will enjoy the happiness of Kṛtayuga. In the year Pramāthin they will feel miserable but in the years Vikrama and Vṛṣa they will again be happy”.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Bahudhānya (बहुधान्य) refers to the twelfth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native having birth in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘bahudhanya’ is wise in trade, respected by royalty (government), charitable, suffers from pride, knows the essential nature (or secrets) of the ‘shastras’ and possesses many kinds of wealth and grains (physical comforts).

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year bahudhanya (1998-1999 AD) will be a rich merchant, beneficent and voluptuous.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Bahudhānya (बहुधान्य) is the twelfth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Bahudhānya], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bahudhanya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bahudhanya (बहुधन्य):—[=bahu-dhanya] [from bahu > bah] [wrong reading] for dhānya.

2) Bahudhānya (बहुधान्य):—[=bahu-dhānya] [from bahu > bah] m. ‘abounding in corn’, Name of the 12th or 46th year in a 60 years' cycle of Jupiter, [Varāha-mihira]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bahudhanya 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»] — Bahudhanya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bahudhānya (ಬಹುಧಾನ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the millet Panicum miliaceum of Poaceae family.

2) [noun] name of the twelfth year of the Hindu cycle of sixty years.

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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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