Balividhana, Balividhāna, Bali-vidhana: 5 definitions


Balividhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Balividhana in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Balividhāna (बलिविधान) refers to the “offering of an oblation (according to one’s power)”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [...] he must place (sthāpayitavya) four full vessels, filled with pure blue water, after prayers to the Tathāgatas also, according to his power, an oblation (balividhāna), and flowers and odours; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Balividhāna (बलिविधान).—the offering of an oblation.

Derivable forms: balividhānam (बलिविधानम्).

Balividhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bali and vidhāna (विधान).

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

Balividhāna (बलिविधान).—[neuter] = balikarman.

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

Balividhāna (बलिविधान):—[=bali-vidhāna] [from bali] n. the offering of an oblation, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

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Balividhana 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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