Bhamini, Bhāminī: 13 definitions


Bhamini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhāminī (भामिनी) refers to a “beautiful lady” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Pārvatī: “O great Goddess, listen to my important statement. See that our marriage rites are performed in the proper manner without deficiency. O sweet-faced one, all the living beings Brahmā and others are non-eternal. O beautiful lady (bhāminī), know all these visible things to be perishable. Know that the single beings assumed manifold forms. The attributeless took over the attributes. That which is self-luminous had other lights imposed on it. [...]”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhāminī (भामिनी).—Wife of Avikṣit, King of Vaiśāli. The famous Marutta is the son born to this couple. The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa states that Bhāminī once went to Nāgaloka to give refuge to the serpents there.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhāminī (भामिनी).—Brought forth tigers, lions, elephants, etc.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 289.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Bhāminī (भामिनी) is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (e.g., Bhāminī) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Bhāminī (भामिनी) is the name of a antarasama-catuṣpadi metre (also known as Ardhasama), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Bhāminī is made up of 12 ([IIS], [IIS], [IIS]) and 14 ([SII], [SII], [SII], [S]) mātrās in their odd and even lines respectively.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhamini [भामिनी] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Colebrookea oppositifolia Sm. from the Lamiaceae (Mint) family. For the possible medicinal usage of bhamini, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bhamini in India is the name of a plant defined with Colebrookea oppositifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Colebrookea ternifolia Roxb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Botanical Cabinet (1820)
· Cytologia (1993)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Botanisches Magazin (1790)
· Pl. Coromandel. (1815)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāminī (भामिनी).—

1) A beautiful young woman; (kāminī); क्षितिरिन्दुमती च भामिनी पतिमासाद्य तमग्र्यपौरुषम् (kṣitirindumatī ca bhāminī patimāsādya tamagryapauruṣam) R.8.28.

2) A passionate woman (often used like caṇḍī as a term of endearment); उपचीयत एव कापि शोभा परितो भामिनि ते मुखस्य नित्यम् (upacīyata eva kāpi śobhā parito bhāmini te mukhasya nityam) Bv.2.1.

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

1) Bhāminī (भामिनी):—[from bhāmin > bhā] f. a beautiful woman, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the daughter of a Gandharva, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhāminī (भामिनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhāmiṇī.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhāminī (भामिनी):—(nf) a pretty woman; short-tempered woman.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Bhāmiṇī (भामिणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhāginī.

2) Bhāmiṇī (भामिणी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bhāminī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhāmini (ಭಾಮಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman (in gen.).

2) [noun] a beautiful, but short-tempered woman.

3) [noun] (pros.) a metre, having six lines in a verse, the first, second, fourth and fifth ones having fourteen units, and the third and sixth ones twenty three units ( the group of threee and four units following one another in each line).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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