Bhavabhavana, Bhāvabhāvana, Bhavabhāvana, Bhāvabhāvanā, Bhava-bhavana: 7 definitions


Bhavabhavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Bhavabhavana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhāvabhāvana (भावभावन).—Three-fold, Brahma bhāvana, Karma bhāvana and Ubhaya bhāvana, according to the commentator.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 7.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bhavabhavana in Jainism glossary
Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Bhavabhāvanā (भवभावना) of Hemacandra Maladhārin deals with the twelve topics of meditation (bhāvanā), especially rebirth (bhava) and the impermanence.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavabhavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhavabhāvana (भवभावन).—a. conferring welfare.

Bhavabhāvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhava and bhāvana (भावन).

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

Bhavabhāvana (भवभावन).—[masculine] creator of the world.

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

1) Bhavabhāvana (भवभावन):—[=bhava-bhāvana] [from bhava] mfn. conferring welfare, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘author of ex°’, Name of Viṣṇu, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Bhavabhāvanā (भवभावना):—[=bhava-bhāvanā] [from bhava-bhāvana > bhava] f. (ifc.) regarding anything as good fortune, [Śāntiśataka]

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

Bhavabhāvana (भवभावन):—[bhava-bhāvana] (naṃ) 1. n. Cause of birth. a. Causing or creating the world.

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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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