Bahuputrika, Bahuputrikā: 6 definitions



Bahuputrika 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bahuputrika in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका).—An attendant (female) of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Stanza 3).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.3). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bahuputrikā) 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bahuputrika in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका) is the name of a caitya (‘shrine’, dedicated to a deity), located in the town Viśālā (Ujjain or Vaiśālī), according to the Bhagavatī-sūtra, also known as The Vyākhyāprajñapti (“Exposition of Explanations”). The Bhagavatī-sūtra is the largest of twelve Jain āgamas and was composed by Sudharmāsvāmī in the 6th century.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका):—[=bahu-putrikā] [from bahu > bah] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for -pattrikā.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका):—(wie eben) f. Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge des Skanda [Mahābhārata 9, 2621.]

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Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका):—f. eine best. Pflanze, = mahāśatāvarī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] u. d. letzten W. — Vgl. bahupattrikā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bahuputrikā (बहुपुत्रिका):—f.

1) *eine best. Pflanze , = maha śatāvarī. Richtig bahupattrikā. —

2) Nomen proprium eine der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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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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