Bhasvat, Bhāsvat: 7 definitions


Bhasvat 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्) refers to “splendid”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I honour Padmā, [beautiful and tender like] a lotus plant. Her eyes are lotus-like and she dwells in a bed of lotuses. Her four arms look splendid (bhāsvat) with two lotuses [in two hands] and the gestures of grace and safety [in two others]. May the virgin goddess Durgā annihilate my hardships, I pray. Her hands are marked by the conch and discus. She has curly locks and rides [a lion,] the king of wild animals. [...]

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्) refers to a “shining (portrait)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Indra and others: “[...] I have been fascinated by my shining (bhāsvat) portrait. Viṣṇu, Brahmā and Indra have been realistically portrayed by him. O lord of gods, why should I talk too much? He has made artificial prototypes of all the gods. No one, not a single detail, has been left out. It is for the purpose of particularly enchanting the gods that this spell has been employed by him through this caricature”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्).—a. Bright, shining, luminous, resplendent; भास्वन्ति रत्नानि महौषधीश्च पृथूपदिष्टां दुदुहुर्धरित्रीम् (bhāsvanti ratnāni mahauṣadhīśca pṛthūpadiṣṭāṃ duduhurdharitrīm) Kumārasambhava 1.2; 6.6. -m.

1) The sun; भास्वानुदेष्यति हसिष्यति चक्रवालम् (bhāsvānudeṣyati hasiṣyati cakravālam) Subhāṣ; R.16.44.

2) Light, lustre, splendour.

3) A hero.

4) Ved. Dawn.

-tī The city of the sun.

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

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्).—mfn. (-svān-svatī-svat) Luminous, splendid, shining. m. (-svān) 1. The sun. 2. Light. 3. A hero. f. (-svatī) The city of the sun. E. bhās light, matup aff.

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

1) Bhāsvat (भास्वत्):—[=bhās-vat] mfn. (bhās.) luminous, splendid, shining, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, light, brightness, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

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

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

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्):—(svān) 5. m. The sun; light; a hero. f. (svatī) City of the sun. a. Luminous, resplendent.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Bhāsvat (भास्वत्):—adj. bright; shining; luminous; resplendent; radiant; n. 1. the sun; 2. light; luster; brilliance; radiance;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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