Bhasura, Bhāsura: 17 definitions

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Bhasura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhāsura (भासुर).—A Tuṣita god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 10.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Bhāsura (भासुर) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-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 servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Cañcala, Bhāsura, Bhīma, Lampaṭa, Chadmakāraka, Mahākruddha, Vyakta, Ūrdhvakeśa.

2) Bhāsura (भासुर) also refers to one of the eight Guardians (kṣetrapāla-aṣṭaka) associated with Tisrapīṭha (located in the ‘end of sound’—nādānta).—[...] The eight Guardians (kṣetrapālāṣṭaka): Śrīdhara, Bhāsura, Raudra, Durācāra, Śāntika, Kṛttika, Kālavṛṣṭi, Vasiṣṭha

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Bhāsura (भासुर) refers to a “shining throne”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I uninterruptedly bow to Nityā who has a form worthy of worship. She has ascended the shining throne (bhāsura-pīṭharohā) made of the sun, moon, and fire. She holds in her hands a hook, a snare, arrows, and a bow, and carries the crescent moon on her crest. She is pure and clean, and her eyes, adorned with the tips of the locks of hair, are very beautiful. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Bhasura in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

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

· Dict. Sci. Nat. (1827)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· CIS Chromosome Inform. Serv. (1993)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)
· Phytomedicine (2002)
· Repertorium Botanices Systematicae (1843)

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhāsura : (adj.) bright; shining.

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

Bhāsura, (adj.) (cp. Epic Sk. bhāsura fr. bhas) bright, shining, resplendent ThA. 139, 212; VvA. 12. (Page 504)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāsura (भासुर).—a. [bhās-ghurac]

1) Shining, bright, splendid; मणिमयूखचयांशुकभासुराः (maṇimayūkhacayāṃśukabhāsurāḥ) Kirātārjunīya 5.5; तं भूपतिर्भासुरहेमराशिं (taṃ bhūpatirbhāsurahemarāśiṃ) (dideśa) R.5.3.

2) Terrible.

-raḥ 1 A hero.

2) A crystal.

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

Bhāsura (भासुर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Shining, splendid. n.

(-raṃ) A species of Costus, (C. speciosus.) m.

(-raḥ) 1. Crystal. 2. A hero. E. bhās to shine, ghurac aff.

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

Bhāsura (भासुर).—bhāsura (= bhāsvara), I. adj. Shining, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 27. Ii. m. 1. Crystal. 2. A hero.

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

1) Bhāsura (भासुर):—[from bhās] mfn. shining, radiant, bright, splendid, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) excellent in, distinguished by, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] terrible (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a crystal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a hero, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. Costus Speciosus or Arabicus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhāsura (भासुर):—(raṃ) 1. n. Costus speciosus. m. A crystal; a hero. a. Shining.

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

Bhāsura (भासुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhāsura.

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Bhasura 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhāsura (भासुर):—(a) bright, brilliant, shining.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Bhāsura (भासुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhāsura.

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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

Bhāsura (ಭಾಸುರ):—

1) [adjective] radiant; effulgent; brilliant.

2) [adjective] attractive; charming; beautiful.

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Bhāsura (ಭಾಸುರ):—[noun] the quality of being attractive; charm; beauty.

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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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