Bhauma; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Bhauma (भौम, “inorganic”) refers to a kind of classification for dravya (‘substance’), according to its source. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā. Dravyas are the basic elemental substances from which all things emerge; they are composed the five mahābhūtas and act as receptacle for guṇas (‘qualties’).

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Bhauma (भौम).—The fourteenth Manu. In the time of this Manu, the person called Śuci will be Indra. Under his control there will be five groups of Devas. These groups are called Cākṣuṣas, Pavitras, Kaniṣṭhas, Bhrājikas and Vāpāvṛddhas. The Saptarṣis (seven sages) of that Manvantara are Agnibāhu, Śuci, Śukra, Māgadha, Agnīdhra, Yukta and Jita. At that time, the sons of Manu who will be protecting the earth will be Ūru, gaṃbhīrabuddhi and other Kings. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, 3rd Part, Chapter 2).

2) Bhauma (भौम).—Another name of Narakāsura. (See the word Narakāsura).

3) Bhauma (भौम).—A Rākṣasa born to Siṃhikā by Vipracitti. Paraśu-Rāma killed him. (Brahmāṇḍa—3-6-18-22).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Bhauma (भौम).—A name of the Asura, Naraka (s.v.) a Saiṃhikeya Asura.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 29; XII. 3. 11; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 20.

1b) Mars: one of the nine planets; also called Angāraka and Kumāra; of red colour;1 his chariot drawn by eight horses.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 84; Matsya-purāṇa 93. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 12. 18.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 127. 4.

1c) A son of Rucira.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 36.

1d) The XIV Manu; Śuci is Indra; five groups of gods; Agnibāhu and others are sages; Ūru, Gambhīra and others, his sons.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 42-5.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

bhauma (भौम).—n Weighty material filled into a gold trinket in the place of gold fraudulently abstracted.

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bhauma (भौम).—m S The planet Mars.

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bhauma (भौम).—a S Relating to the ground, earthly, terrene, terrestrial.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhauma (भौम).—a Earthly. m The planet Mars.

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