Bandhujivaka, Bandhu-jivaka, Bandhujīvaka: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bandhujivaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bandhujīvaka (बन्धुजीवक) is the name of an ancient Vidyādhara emperor, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 113. Accordingly, as Kaśyapa said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there were in former days Ṛṣabha, and other emperors, and they, being seized with various faults, were ruined, and fell from their high state. Ṛṣabha, and Sarvadamana, and the third Bandhujīvaka, all these, through excessive pride, were punished by Indra”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bandhujīvaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bandhujivaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bandhujīvaka : (m.) the China-rose plant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bandhujīvaka, (cp. Class. Sk. bandhujīva) the plant Pentapetes phœnicea M. II, 14 (°puppha); D. II, 111 (id.); J. IV, 279; Vism. 174; DhsA. 14; VvA. 43, 161. (Page 482)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bandhujīvaka (बन्धुजीवक).—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: bandhujīvakaḥ (बन्धुजीवकः).

Bandhujīvaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bandhu and jīvaka (जीवक). See also (synonyms): bandhujīva.

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

1) Bandhujīvaka (बन्धुजीवक):—[=bandhu-jīvaka] [from bandhu > bandh] m. = [preceding] m., [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Cakra-vartin, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Bandhujīvaka (बन्धुजीवक):—m.

1) dass. —

2) Nomen proprium eines Cakravartin.

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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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