Bhastra, Bhastrā: 13 definitions


Bhastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhastra (भस्त्र):—Used for blowing purpose

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा) refers to a “bellows”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.14]—“[...] For when [praṇava] is present, life becomes fully established. The life [of living beings], which is the flow of the in-breath and out-breath, etc., is Ātman. Otherwise, that life would be unestablished, like the wind that drives a bellows (bhastrā-vāyuvat). [Praṇava] grasps everything with its constituent parts. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

bhastrā (भस्त्रा).—m A bellows.

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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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा).—f. [bhas-ṣṭran]

1) A bellows; भस्त्राः किं न श्वसन्त्युत (bhastrāḥ kiṃ na śvasantyuta) Bhāgavata 2.3.18.

2) A leathern vessel for holding water.

3) A pouch, leathern bag; भस्त्रा माता पितुः पुत्रो येन जातः स एव सः (bhastrā mātā pituḥ putro yena jātaḥ sa eva saḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.74.1; Bhāgavata 9.2.21.

See also (synonyms): bhastrakā, bhastri.

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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा).—f.

(-strā) A bellows, a large hide with valves and a clay nozzle, which is used for this purpose. E. bhas to shine, tran Unadi aff., fem. aff. ṭāp; also with ṅīṣ aff. bhastrī and with kan in the fem. form being added bhastrakā or bhastrikā optionally; and with the feminine termination retained also, bhastrākā.

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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा).—f. 1. A bellows, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 97. 2. A bag, [Pañcatantra] 265, 8.

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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा).—[feminine] bag, sack, bellows.

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

1) Bhastrā (भस्त्रा):—[from bhas] a f. a leathern bottle or vessel (used for carrying or holding water), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a skin, pouch, leathern bag (cf. mātrāand hema-bh)

3) [v.s. ...] a bellows or a large hide with valves and a clay nozzle so used, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a [particular] manner of recitation, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

5) b bhastrika etc. See [column]2.

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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा):—(strā) 1. f. Idem.

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

Bhastrā (भस्त्रा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhatthā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhastra in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhastra (ಭಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] a leather bag.

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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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