Batu, Baṭu: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Batu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Baṭu (बटु).—(VAṬU). A brahmin who reads the Gītā daily. Because in life he held fast to duty he was carried to heaven after death. The dead body was eaten away by birds and the bony skeleton remained. When rains started the empty skull was filled with water and a sinner passing that way touched the skull and the sinner got salvation. (Padma Purāṇa, Uttara Khaṇḍa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Baṭu (बटु).—A tribe that attained kingship by the efforts of Viśvasphatika.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 62.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baṭu (बटु) [or बटुक, baṭuka].—m (S) A young Brahman from the period of his investiture with the sacrificial thread to that of marriage or of mature years.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

baṭu (बटु) [or baṭuka, or बटुक].—m A young Brahman from the period of his investiture with the sacrificial thread to that of marriage or of mature years.

context information

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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Baṭu (बटु).—

1) A boy, lad, chap, often used as a depreciatory term or to show contempt; चाणक्यबटुः (cāṇakyabaṭuḥ) &c.; see वटु (vaṭu).

2) A young Brahmachārin; अव्रता बटवोऽशौचाः (avratā baṭavo'śaucāḥ) Bhāg.12.3. 33.

Derivable forms: baṭuḥ (बटुः).

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

Baṭu (बटु).—[masculine] lad, fellow, boy, [especially] a young Brahman.

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

1) Baṭu (बटु):—m. (also written vaṭu) a boy, lad, stripling, youth ([especially] a young Brāhman, but also contemptuously applied to adult persons), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) Name of a class of priests, [Catalogue(s)]

3) a form of Śiva (so called from being represented by boys in the rites of the Śāktas), [ib.]

4) Calosanthes Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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