Bhandiravana, Bhāṇḍīravana, Bhāṃḍīravana, Bhandira-vana, Bhamdiravana, Bhamdira-vana: 3 definitions


Bhandiravana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Bhāṇḍīravana (भाण्डीरवन) refers to:—One of the most prominent of the twelve forests of Vraja; pastime place of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Bhāṇḍīravana (भाण्डीरवन)—One of the five forests on the eastern bank of the Yamunā.

India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Bhaṃḍīravaṇa (भंडीरवण) is one of twelve forests, associated with Mahurā, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Twelve forests [(9) 18.31-32], § 4: Kāmiavaṇa; Kumuavaṇa; Kolavaṇa; Khairavaṇa; Tālavaṇa; Bahulāvana; Billavaṇa; Bhaṃḍīravaṇa; Mahāvaṇa; Mahuvaṇa; Lohajaṃghavaṇa; Viṃdāvaṇa (cf. Entwistle 1987 p. 299 and BEI 9 p. 47).

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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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