Bharatakhanda, Bharata-khanda, Bhāratakhaṇḍa, Bharatakhamda: 9 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Bhāratakhaṇḍa (भारतखण्ड) refers to one of the seven regions (navakhaṇḍa) situated within Jambūdvīpa, according to Parākhyatantra 5.61. It is also known as plainly Bhārata. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents situated within the world of the earth (pṛthivī). These continents are located above the seven pātālas and may contain even more sub-continents within them, are round in shape, and are encircled within seven concentric oceans.
According to the Parākhyatantra, “to the south of that is the landmass Bhārata, like the landmass Hari. Here the suffering was borne (bhṛta) by Bharata because of his sons,who followed bad paths”.
In the middle of these nine regions (e.g., Bhāratakhaṇḍa) is situated the golden mountain named Meru which rises above the surface of the earth by 84,000 yojanas while it penetrates the circle of the earth to a depth of sixteen yojanas.
The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखण्ड) refers to the “Bharata continent”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) 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, “[...] On the Bharata continent (bharatakhaṇḍa), in northern Pāñcāla, at the feet of the Himalayas, In the land of Vāsuki, the seat of Upachandoha, in the holy land Āryāvarta, In the home of Karkoṭaka king of serpents, In the great lake Nāgavāsa, Site of Śrī Svayambhū Caitya, inhabited by Śrī Guyeśvarī Prajñāpāramita, In the land of the Nepal mandala, in the form of the Śrī Saṃvara mandala, In the same land of Sudurjayā, [...]”.,
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.
Languages of India and abroad
bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखंड).—n (S) bharatavarṣa n S A division of the globe,--that from the Himalaya range to the ocean, India.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखंड) [-varṣa, -वर्ष].—n India.
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.
Bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखण्ड).—Name of a part of India; भरतवर्षे भरतखण्डे जम्बुद्वीपे दण्डकारण्ये (bharatavarṣe bharatakhaṇḍe jambudvīpe daṇḍakāraṇye).
Derivable forms: bharatakhaṇḍam (भरतखण्डम्).
Bharatakhaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bharata and khaṇḍa (खण्ड).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखण्ड):—[=bharata-khaṇḍa] [from bharata > bhara] n. Name of a part of Bharata-varṣa (= kumārikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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.
Bharatakhaṃḍa (ಭರತಖಂಡ):—[noun] = ಭರತವರ್ಷ [bharatavarsha].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Bharata, Khanda.
Full-text: Jambudvipa, Bharata, Dvipa.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 19 - The greatness of the Jyotirliṅga Kedareśvara < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 34 - The Story of Anaraṇya < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 233 - Benefits of Bath in Gaṅgā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 13 - The Importance of Śrāddha Dāna < [Section 2 - Vastrāpatha-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 12 - Yātrā (Pilgrimage): How It Is to Be Done < [Section 2 - Vastrāpatha-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 221 - The Greatness of Prayāga: Hemāṅgī and Vīravarman Go to Vaikuṇṭha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
4.4a. Grace to Pramāṇas: The Divine Birth on Earth < [Chapter 2 - Analysis on the Basis Of Epistemology]
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Search for National Identity in Early Modern Indian Poetry < [July – September, 1984]