Bandhujiva, Bandhujīva, Bandhu-jiva, Bamdhujiva: 9 definitions


Bandhujiva 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bandhujiva in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (e.g. Bandhujīva) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bandhujiva in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव) is the name of a plant which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] Karavīra flowers measure three times that. Scholars say that the flowers of Nirguṇḍī too measure likewise. In Karṇikāra and Śirīṣa flowers too, the same mode of calculation holds good. Ten prasthas of Bandhujīva flowers constitute a hundred thousand. [...] The devotee shall perform the worship of Śiva with different flowers after considering these modes of calculation for the fulfilment of desires if he has any or for the sake of salvation if he has no desire”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव).—Name of a tree; दृश्यन्ते बन्धुजीवाश्च श्यामाश्च गिरिसानुषु (dṛśyante bandhujīvāśca śyāmāśca girisānuṣu) Rām.4.3.62; बन्धुजीवमधुरा- धरपल्लवमुल्लसितस्मितशोभम् (bandhujīvamadhurā- dharapallavamullasitasmitaśobham) Gīt.2; R.11.24.

Derivable forms: bandhujīvaḥ (बन्धुजीवः).

Bandhujīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bandhu and jīva (जीव). See also (synonyms): bandhujīvaka.

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

Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A flower, (Pentapetes Phœnicea.) E. bandhu a friend, jīv to live, aff. ac; also kan being added, bandhujīvaka m.


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

1) Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव):—[=bandhu-jīva] [from bandhu > bandh] m. ‘living in groups’, Pentapetes Phoenicea (a plant with a red flower which opens at midday and withers away the next morning)

2) [v.s. ...] n. its flower, [Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

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

Bandhujīva (बन्धुजीव):—[bandhu-jīva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Pentapetes.

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Baṃdhujīva (ಬಂಧುಜೀವ):—[noun] = ಬಂಧುಜೀವಕ [bamdhujivaka].

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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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