Bhamati, aka: Bhāmatī; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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The Bhāmatī, as it is well known, is the name of the Commentary written by Vācaspati Miśra on the Brahmasūtra-Śāṅkara-bhāṣya, while the Pañcapādikā-Vivaraṇa, also known as the Vivaraṇa, is the Commentary written by Prakāśātman on the Pañcapādikā which itself is another Commentary on the Brahmasūtra-Śāṅkara-bhāṣya written by Padmapāda, a close disciple of Śaṅkara.

The Bhāmatī and the Vivaraṇa assumed so much importance in the realm of Advaita Vedānta that the very trend of Advaita philosophy was given a new direction with their advent. So influential were they that each one came to be known eventually as an independent school of thought. Hence the appellations Bhāmatī-Prasthāna and Vivaraṇa-Prasthāna by which they are respectively known today in philosophical circles.

Source: Google Books: Bhāmatī and Vivaraṇa Schools of Advaita Vedānta

Bhāmatī of Vācaspati Miśra is an exposition of Adi Shankaracharya’s Brahmasūtra Bhāṣya. Tradition holds that he was so engrossed in his scholarly endeavours that he paid no attention to his household responsibilities. Throughout this period his wife, Bhāmatī, served him dutifully without making any demands on his time. In recognition of her silent contribution, he named his magnum opus after her. The Bhāmatī has been an influential text with many sub-commentaries having appeared over the centuries. Together with its sub-commentaries, the Bhāmatī forms a distinct intellectual current within Advaita-Vedanta, known as the Bhāmatī school.

His well known works are:

  • Bhāmatī: A commentary on Adi Shankaracharya's Brahmasūtra Bhāṣya (Advaita-Vedanta)
  • Tattvakaumudi: A commentary on the Sāṃkhya-kārikā-s of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa
  • Tattvavaiśāradi: A commentary of the Yogasūtra-s (of Patañjali) and the Yogasūtra Bhāṣya of Vyāsa.
  • Nyāyasūcīnibandha: A treatise on Nyāya.
  • Nyāyavārttika-tātparya-tīkā: An explanatory treatise on the Nyāyavārttika of Uddyotakara.
  • Nyāyakaṇikā: A commentary on Maṇḍana Miśra's Vidhiviveka (Mīmāṃsā)
  • Tattvabindu: A treatise on grammar and language.
Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Bhamati is a subschool of Advaita Vedanta. It's name is derived from Vachaspati Misra's commentary on Adi Shankara's Brahmasutra Bhashya.

Origins: According to Mithila folklore, Bhāmatī was the wife of Vachaspati Mishra. While Vachaspati Mishra was writing his commentary, his wife Bhāmatī served him without any expectations for years. He was so busy that he had forgotten that he had a wife. After completing his work when he finished writing, he asked Bhamti, "Who are you?" She replied, "I am your wife". Vachaspati Mishra was shocked by his own neglect of his wife, that he named his commentary after her.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

India history and geogprahy

Bhamāti.—(EI 7), corruption of brahma-hatyā. Note: bhamāti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Bhamatī.—(HA), same as jagatī (q. v.). Note: bhamatī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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bhamati : (bham + a) revolves; whirls about; roams.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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