Bhavada, Bhavadā: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bhavada 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhavadā (भवदा).—A follower of Skandadeva. (Chapter 45, Śalya Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhavadā (भवदा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.13). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhavadā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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

1) Bhavadā (भवदा):—[=bhava-dā] [from bhava] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

2) Bhāvaḍa (भावड):—m. Name of a man, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhavada 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Bhāvaḍa (भावड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhāvaka.

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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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