Bhaktabhishta, Bhaktābhīṣṭa, Bhakta-abhishta: 1 definition

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Bhaktabhishta means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhaktābhīṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Bhaktabhista or Bhaktabhishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktabhishta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhaktābhīṣṭa (भक्ताभीष्ट) refers to the “desires of devotees”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī thought to herself: “[...] In the Śāstras and the Vedas, lord Śiva is always sung in praise by the sages as the bestower of welfare, omniscient, all-pervading and all-seer. The lord is the bestower of all riches, the moulder of fine emotions, the bestower of the desires of devotees [i.e., bhaktābhīṣṭa-prada] and the remover of their distress. If I am devoted to the bull-bannered lord, discarding all desires, may He be pleased with me. [...]”.

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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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