Bera: 6 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Ber.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
bera–Sanskrit term meaning 'image' and used in hindu iconology (e.g. the Āgamas).
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Bera (बेर) is a Sanskrit word translating to “image”. It is used throughout texts and practice of Hindu iconology.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Bera (बेर) refers to religious images that are created with various features and characteristics comparable to the human form.—The image, which is consecrated installed firmly within the garbhagṛha of the temple as the presiding deity and is considered as immoveable image is called dhruva-bera or the mūla-bera or the mūla-vigraha or the sthāvara or the mūlavar.
In a temple, the images worshipped are called:
A temple where all the five above-mentioned images are worshipped is termed uttama (superior); a temple with only dhruva-bera, kautuka-bera, and bali-bera is termed madhyama (medium); and a temple with dhruva and kautuka-bera alone is termed adhama (inferior).
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
bēra (बेर).—m A kind of grass.
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bēra (बेर).—f R (Commonly bēraṇī) Crossploughing.
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.
1) Bera (बेर) [Also spelled ber]:—(nm) plum, jujube; prune; (nf) see [bāra].
2) Berā (बेरा):—(nm) a bearer.
1) [noun] a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism; hatred.
2) [noun] a man as related to another whom he utterly hates and intends or attempts to injure him or her; an enemy.
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Bēra (ಬೇರ):—[noun] = ಬೇಪಾರ [bepara].
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1) [noun] the physical structure of an animal; the body.
2) [noun] the figure of a person or animal carved in stone, wood, etc.; an icon or statue.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+35): Berad, Berada, Beradai, Beraga, Beragaguha, Beragidu, Beragomdu, Beragu, Beragubadi, Beragugol, Beragugolisu, Beragugollu, Beraguvade, Beraguvadu, Beraguveru, Berahin bapak, Berajora, Berakata, Berakatanem, Berake.
Ends with (+32): Abera, Akepkabera, Arcabera, Arrtta bera, Autsavabera, Balibera, Chandbera, Colbera, Dena-bera, Dhruvabera, Hribera, Kabera, Kalabera, Kapli-bera, Kaubera, Kautukabera, Kobbera, Kubera, Kumkuvabera, Kumokombera.
Full-text (+30): Snapanabera, Balibera, Beras beras, Dhruvabera, Sringa-beram, Jangama, Karmabimba, Nela bera, Pancabera, Beri, Arrtta bera, Ber, Beriga, Dhruvarca, Utsavana, Kautukabera, Avahana, Utsavabera, Nela-bera, Shayanabera.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Bera, Bēra, Berā; (plurals include: Beras, Bēras, Berās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vernacular architecture of Assam (by Nabajit Deka)
Some Indispensible Auxiliary Components of House < [Chapter 5]
Architecture (b): Ideal Lay Out of an Assamese Traditional Homestead < [Chapter 3]
Pajaghar Typology (d): Door, Window and Ventilators < [Chapter 5]
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)
Part 24 - Of Yngve And Alf < [Chapter I - The Ynglinga Saga]
Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Chapter 64 - The comparative measures of images (pratimā)
Part 4 - Method of translation < [Preface]
Chapter 49 - The crowns (mauli) and coronation (abhiṣeka)
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Indian Iconography in an Historical Perspective with < [October – December, 1994]