Barhin: 8 definitions


Barhin 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Barhin (बर्हिन्, “peacock”) or Matūra represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. If sensual desires (kāmarāga), passion and ignorance (avidyā) were predominant in them [people], they are reborn as [for example] peacock (barhin); thus they become one of the hundred thousand kinds of birds. If they are guilty of lust, their body becomes covered with hairs and feathers; their plumage is fine and smooth; their beak, big and wide; thus they cannot distinguish touch (sparśa) and taste (rasa).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Barhin (बर्हिन्).—m. [barha astyarthe ini] A peacock; R.16.64; उत्कीर्णा इव वासयष्टिषु निशानिद्रालसा बर्हिणः (utkīrṇā iva vāsayaṣṭiṣu niśānidrālasā barhiṇaḥ) V.3.2;4.1; प्रवृत्तनृत्यं कुलमद्य बर्हिणाम् (pravṛttanṛtyaṃ kulamadya barhiṇām) Ṛtusaṃhāra 2.6. -n. A kind of perfume.

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

Barhin (बर्हिन्).—and varhin varhin, i. e. barha + in, m. A peacock, [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 11.

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

Barhin (बर्हिन्).—[masculine] a peacock (cf. barha).

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

1) Barhin (बर्हिन्):—[from barha] m. a peacock, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Deva-gandharva, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi (= barhiṣada), [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of perfume, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Barhin (बर्हिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Baṃhi, Barahi, Barahiṇa.

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Barhin in German

context information

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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