Bhasmabhushita, Bhasmabhūṣita, Bhasma-bhushita: 1 definition


Bhasmabhushita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhasmabhūṣita can be transliterated into English as Bhasmabhusita or Bhasmabhushita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhasmabhushita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhasmabhūṣita (भस्मभूषित) refers to “one who is besmeared with ashes” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.19 (“Jalandhara’s emissary to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Jalandhara said to Rāhu: “O Rāhu of great intellect, most excellent of my emissaries, go to the mountain Kailāsa, O accomplisher of all activities. A sage and a Yogin named Śiva lives there. He has matted locks of hair. He is detached. He has controlled his senses. His body is smeared with ashes (bhasmabhūṣita-sarvāṅga). O messenger, you shall go there and tell the detached Yogin Śiva with matted locks of hair, fearlessly. [...]”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhasmabhushita or bhasmabhusita in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: