Bahuvidha, aka: Bahu-vidha; 8 Definition(s)


Bahuvidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

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Bahuvidha (बहुविध).—A king of the family of Aṅga. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 277).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Bahuvidha (बहुविध).—A son of Dhundhu and father of Sampāti.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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Bahuvidha (बहुविध, “many types”).— What is the meaning of many types (bahuvidha)? The meaning of bahu is many (number or quantity). This is an indicator of numerous. Vidha denotes types. Many types of objects /entities are called knowledge of many types (bahuvidha).

The opposite (setara) of bahuvidha is ekavidha (one type).—One type of object is called ekavidha.

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.16, “The subdivisions of each of these (kinds of mati, or ‘mind-based knowledge’) are: more, many kinds (bahuvidha), quick, hidden, unexpressed, lasting, and their opposites”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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bahuvidha : (adj.) manifold; multiform.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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bahuvidha (बहुविध).—a (S) Various or multiform; of many sorts or kinds.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bahuvidha (बहुविध).—a Various or multiform.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bahuvidha (बहुविध).—a. of many kinds, manifold, diverse.

Bahuvidha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and vidha (विध). See also (synonyms): bahīvidha.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahuvidha (बहुविध).—mfn.

(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Various multiform, of many sorts or kinds. E. bahu many, and vidha sort.

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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