Bahudosha, Bahudoṣa, Bahu-dosha: 8 definitions


Bahudosha 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.

The Sanskrit term Bahudoṣa can be transliterated into English as Bahudosa or Bahudosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष) refers to “exceedingly miserable”, 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 first year of the next yuga sacred to Viśvedeva is Śobhakṛt; the next year is known as Subhakṛt; the third is Krodhī; and the remaining years are known as Viśvāvasu and Parābhava. During the first two years mankind will be happy; during the third they will feel exceedingly miserable [i.e., bahudoṣa] and during the last two years they will be neither happy nor miserable; but in the year Parābhava there will be fear from fire and suffering from weapons and from disease; the Brāhmins and cows will also suffer”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष).—a.

1) having many faults or defects, very wicked or sinful.

2) full of crimes of dangers; बहुदोषा हि शर्वरी (bahudoṣā hi śarvarī) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.58.

Bahudoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and doṣa (दोष). See also (synonyms): bahīdoṣa.

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

Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Full of faults or defects, very wicked, very bad. E. bahu and doṣa fault.

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

Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष).—1. [masculine] great evil or harm.

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Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष).—2. [adjective] full of faults, very bad.

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

1) Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष):—[=bahu-doṣa] [from bahu > bah] m. great harm or disadvantage, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. having many faults or drawbacks, very wicked or bad, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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

Bahudoṣa (बहुदोष):—[bahu-doṣa] (ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) a. Full of faults.

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Bahudosha in German

context information

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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