Bera; 3 Definition(s)


Bera 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

Pāñcarātra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

bera–Sanskrit term meaning 'image' and used in hindu iconology (eg. the Āgamas).

(Source): SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama
Pāñcarātra book cover
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Pāñcarātra (पाञ्चरात्र, pancaratra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Nārāyaṇa is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaiṣnavism, the Pāñcarātra literature includes various Āgamas and tantras incorporating many Vaiṣnava philosophies.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Bera (बेर) is a Sanskrit word translating to “image”. It is used throughout texts and practice of Hindu iconology.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

bēra (बेर).—m A kind of grass.

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bēra (बेर).—f R (Commonly bēraṇī) Crossploughing.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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