Bhanu, Bhānu, Bhāṇu: 37 definitions


Bhanu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bhānu (भानु):—Son of Prativyoma (son of Vatsavṛddha). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Divāka. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.10)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhānu (भानु).—A son born to Kṛṣṇa of Satyabhāmā. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgavata).

2) Bhānu (भानु).—Son of Dyau; this Bhānu was a guru of Sūrya. (Śloka 42, Chapter 1, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

3) Bhānu (भानु).—A devagandharva born to Kaśyapa prajāpati of his wife Pṛthā. (Śloka 47, Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

4) Bhānu (भानु).—He is the son of an agni called Pāñcajanya. He is born of the spiritual essence of Aṅgiras and Cyavana. This Bhānu is called Manu and Bṛhadbhānu. (Chapters 220 and 221, Vana Parva, Mahābhārata).

5) Bhānu (भानु).—A king of ancient Bhārata. This king took a flying tour of Kurukṣetra in Indra’s aeroplane to witness the battle between Arjuna and Droṇa. (Śloka 9, Chapter 56, Virāṭa Parva, Mahābhārata).

6) Bhānu (भानु).—A yādava. He learnt the art of archery from Pradyumna. Sahadeva married the daughter of this Bhānu called Bhānumatī. (Vana Parva, 180, 27 and Harivaṃśa 2.20.12).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhānu (भानु) refers to the “sun” and is used as an epithet of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to the great lord, greater than the greatest, the greatest of the great, the all-pervading omniformed lord. Obeisance to Viṣṇukalatra, Viṣṇukṣetra, the sun (i.e., Bhānu), Bhairava, the refuge of the refugees, the three-eyed and the sportive”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhānu (भानु).—A daughter of Dakṣa and one of the ten wives of Dharma;1 her sons were Bhānavas of whom Devaṛṣabha was one.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 4-5; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 2; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 105.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 2, 32; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 106.

1b) A son of Prativyoman and father of Divā(r)ka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 10.

1c) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Satyabhāmā;1 went out with his brothers for sport and seeing a huge lizard on a wall reported it to Kṛṣṇa;2 got himself killed in Prabhāsā.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10; 90. 33; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 247-48; Matsya-purāṇa 47. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 238; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 32. 1.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 64. 1-4.
  • 3) Ib. XI. 30. 17.

1d) A son of Krodhā and a Devagandharva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 39.

1e) One of the 20 Sutapa gods.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 15.

1f) One of the four sons of Svārociṣa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 7.

1g) The father of Bhānavas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 203. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 33.

1h) A daughter of Satyabhāmā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 240.

1i) A son of Bhārga and father of Trayīsānu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 16. 3.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhānu (भानु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.46, I.65, I.221.8, I.221) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhānu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Bhānu (भानु) refers to one of the ten of Dakṣa’s sixty daughters given to Dharma in marriage, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave ten daughters to Dharma in marriage] [...] The ten wives of Dharma are Sādhyā, Viśvā, Saṃkalpā, Muhūrtā, Arundhatī, Marutvatī, Vasu, Bhūnu, Lambā and Jāmī. The Bhānus were born from Bhānu.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa

Bhānu (भानु, “brightness”) refers to the sun, which is also known as ravi, sūrya or āditya, amonst others. The corresponding day of the week is sunday (bhānuvāra). The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bhānu (भानु) refers to the “sun”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The moon (candra) is always below (nearer to the Earth than) the sun [i.e., bhānu]. It is spherical in shape. One half of it is always illumined by the light of the sun, while the other half is dark owing to its own shadow, just like a pot placed in the sun. The rays of the sun falling on the watery moon remove the darkness of the night (on Earth) just in the same way as light reflected from a mirror (placed in the sun) removes the darkness (from) within a room”.

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Bhānu (भानु) refers to the “divine sun”, according to Hemavijaya Gaṇin’s Kathāratnākara (A.D. 1600).—Accordingly, “The Brāhmaṇa, who is especially well-versed in the whole range of astral science, wore a forehead mark made of saffron and rice-grains—{The round vessel is made of ten palas of copper. In the ghaṭikā [bowl] the height should be made of six aṅgulas. The diameter there should be made to the measure of twelve aṅgulas. The good cherish a water clock that holds sixty palas of water}—dropped the bowl, made fully according to the aforementioned prescriptions, in a basin filled with clean water at the time of the setting of the divine sun [i.e., bhānu]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Bhānu (भानु, “sunday”) corresponds with the sun and refers to the first of seven vāra (days), according to the Mānasāra. It is also known by the name Sūrya. Vāra is the fourth of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular day, or vāra (e.g., bhānu) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). Among these vāras, Guru (Thursday), Śukra (Friday), Budha (Wednesday) and Śaśi or Candra (Monday), are considered auspicious and therefore, to be preferred. The text states, however, that the inauspiciousness of the other three days are nullified if there occurs a śubhayoga, “auspicious conjunction (of planets)” on those days.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Bhānu (भानु) refers to the “sun”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “[...] It is Śiva’s will in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). [...] Linked to Moon, Sun and Fire, she generates the seeds of (her) energies. Her form is one and, transcendent (nirālokā), is the supreme abode. She assumes a state of oneness in the middle of one who possesses (her) radiant energy. She shines, present in multiplicity (nānākhya) like the light of many suns [i.e., bhūri-bhānu-samaprabhā]. [...]”.

2) Bhānu (भानु) refers to one of the eight Heroes (vīra-aṣṭaka) associated with Oṃkārapīṭha (also called Oḍḍiyāna, Ādipīṭha or Uḍapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight heroes (vīrāṣṭaka): Karāla, Kanda, Vimala, Rudrāṅga, Kamalekṣaṇa, Vicitra, Citra, Bhānu.

3) Bhānu (भानु) is a variant for Sthāṇu, which refers to one of the eight Bhairavas (bhairava-aṣṭaka) associated with Avyaktapīṭha (i.e., ‘the unmanifest seat’ representing the act of churning—manthāna), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—[...] The eight Bhairavas (bhairavāṣṭaka): Nitya, Nāda, Aja, Kāraṇa, Avyaya, Sarvaga, Śāśvata, Sthāṇu.—(Note the variant Bhānu)

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Bhānu (भानु) represents the number 12 (twelve) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 12—bhānu] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Bhānu (भानु) refers to “bright (colored)”, according to the Vāruṇī Pūjā [i.e., Varuni Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Immersed in the heat of a flaming fire impelled by wind, seed syllables etc., a very young, bright colored (bhānu-varṇa), beautiful liquid, widely diffused, settled down, born of a Hūṃ, becoming pure liquefied immortality, becoming divine like Pātāla, with seven milky oceans, attract to one's self the five ambrosias”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Bhānu (भानु) is the father of Dharmanātha, the fifteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras in Janism, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri). A Tīrthaṅkara is an enlightened being who has conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leaving behind him a path for others to follow.

The wife of Bhānu is Suvratā. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Bhāṇu (भाणु) is a Prakrit ending for deriving proper personal names, mentioned as an example in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning bhāṇu) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: The Jaina Iconography

Bhānu (भानु) or Bhānurāja is the father of Dharmanātha: the fifteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—Dharmanātha’s father’s name was Bhānu Rāja and his mother’s name Suvratā. He was born at Ratnapura. He obtained the name of Dharmanātha because he saved mankind from miseries. There is tradition also that the Jina’s mother performed many acts of religion while bearing him in the womb. Hence the name of the child as Dharmanātha.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Bhānu (भानु) is the name of an ancient king from Ratnapura, according to chapter 4.5 [dharmanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“Now in this same zone Bharata in Jambūdvīpa, there is a city Ratnapura, a mine of various jewels. [...] Its king was Bhānu, brilliant as the sun, fire to the straw of his enemies, glowing with distinguished spotless virtues. [...] His wife was named Suvratā, an unusually virtuous wife, excelling the bees in attendance on his lotus-feet. [...]”.

2) Bhānu (भानु) refers to one of the fifty-thousand sons of Amitatejas, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-caritra].—Accordingly:—“Then Arkakīrti’s son (i.e., Amitatejas) himself gave Śrīvijaya the vidyā obstructing weapons, capturing, and also releasing. He, causing death to enemies, sent fifty thousand of his sons: Raśmivega, Amitavega, Ravivega, Arkakīrti, Bhānuvega, Ādityayaśas, Bhānu, Citraratha, Arkaprabha, Arkaratha, Ravitejas, Prabhākara, Kiraṇavega, Sahasrakiraṇa and others accompanied by an army with the best of heroes, Tripṛṣṭha’s son, to the city Camaracañcā to take Sutārā from Aśanighoṣa at once. [...]”.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhānu (भानु) refers to the “sun”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Indeed, previously there was King Pārśva, Śrī Toḍara was the sun (bhānu) for the lotus of his family, Śrī Ṛṣidāsa Sāha, may he live always, was the intense sun (tīvra-bhānu) [rising from behind] the eastern mountain of his family”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhānu.—(IE 7-1-2; EI 25), ‘twelve’. Note: bhānu 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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Bhanu in India is the name of a plant defined with Calotropis gigantea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Streptocaulon cochinchinense (Lour.) G. Don (among others).

2) Bhanu is also identified with Calotropis procera It has the synonym Madorius procerus (Aiton) Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Systema Vegetabilium (1820)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology (2007)
· International Nematology Network Newsletter (1989)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhānu : (m.) 1. light; 2. the sun.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhānu, (adj.) (cp. Vedic bhānu (m.) shine, light, ray; Epic Sk. also “sun”) light, bright red J. III, 62 (of the kaṇavera flower); VvA. 175 (°raṃsi). (Page 502)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhānu (भानु).—m S The sun.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhānu (भानु).—m The sun.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhānu (भानु).—[bhā-nu Uṇādi-sūtra 3.32]

1) Light, lustre, brightness.

2) A ray of light; मण्डिताखिलदिक्प्रान्ताश्चण्डांशोः पान्तु भानवः (maṇḍitākhiladikprāntāścaṇḍāṃśoḥ pāntu bhānavaḥ) Bv.1.129; Śiśupālavadha 2.53; Manusmṛti 8.132.

3) The sun; भानुः सकृद्युक्ततुरङ्ग एव (bhānuḥ sakṛdyuktaturaṅga eva) Ś.5.4; भीमभानौ निदाघे (bhīmabhānau nidāghe) Bv.1.3.

4) Beauty.

5) A day.

6) A king, prince, sovereign.

7) An epithet of Śiva or Viṣṇu; अमृतांशूद्भवो भानुः (amṛtāṃśūdbhavo bhānuḥ) V. Sah. -f. A handsome woman.

Derivable forms: bhānuḥ (भानुः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhānu (भानु).—m.

(-nuḥ) 1. The sun. 2. Light. 3. A ray of light. 4. A master. 5. A sovereign, a prince. 6. The father of the fifteenth Jaina pontiff. 7. Beauty. 8. A day. 9. An epithet of Siva. f.

(-nuḥ) A handsome woman. E. bhā to shine, Unadi aff. nu .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhānu (भानु).—[bhā + nu], I. m. 1. A ray of light, Chr. 288, 9 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 9. 2. Light. 3. The sun, [Pañcatantra] 134, 17. 4. A sovereign, a master. Ii. f. A handsome woman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhānu (भानु).—[masculine] light, beam, the sun; [Name] of an Āditya, [plural] the Ādityas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhānu (भानु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Viśvadhara, brother of Harinātha (Kāvyādarśamārjana) and Keśava. Oxf. 206^b.

2) Bhānu (भानु):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

3) Bhānu (भानु):—Rāmasahasranāmavivaraṇa.

4) Bhānu (भानु):—Karaṇābhīṣṭa jy.

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

1) Bhānu (भानु):—[from bhā] m. appearance, brightness, light or a ray of light, lustre, splendour, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a king, prince, master, lord, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the chapters of the dictionary of an anonymous author, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] of an Āditya, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

7) [v.s. ...] of a Deva-gandharva, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] of a Yādava, [Harivaṃśa]

10) [v.s. ...] of the father of the 15th Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] of a prince (son of Prati-vyoma), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] of a son of Viśva-dhara and father of Hari-nātha, [Catalogue(s)]

13) [v.s. ...] of a pupil of Śaṃkarācārya, [Catalogue(s)]

14) [v.s. ...] of various authors (also with dīkṣita, paṇḍita, bhaṭṭa etc.), [ib.]

15) [v.s. ...] [plural] the Ādityas (children of Bhānu), [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

16) [v.s. ...] the gods of the 3rd Manv-antara, [Harivaṃśa]

17) [v.s. ...] f. a handsome wife (= bhānu-matī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dakṣa (wife of Dharma or Manu and mother of Bhānu and Āditya), [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

19) [v.s. ...] of the mother of Devarṣabha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

20) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

21) [v.s. ...] of the mother of the Dānava Śakuni etc., [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhānu (भानु):—(nuḥ) 2. m. The sun; light; a master, a prince; beauty; 15th Jaina pontiff. f. A fine woman.

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

Bhānu (भानु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhāṇu.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhānu (भानु):—(nm) the sun; ~[] the river Yamuna: ; ~[dina, ~vāra] Sunday; ~[sutā] see ~[].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Bhāṇu (भाणु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhānu.

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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

Bhānu (ಭಾನು):—

1) [noun] light; brightness; splendour.

2) [noun] a ray of light or a pencil of rays.

3) [noun] the sun.

4) [noun] a ruler; a king or emperor.

5) [noun] (math.) a symbol for the number twelve.

6) [noun] (pros.) a group consisting of one short syllablic instant followed by one long and another short one (u-u); amphibrachys.

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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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