Bhavanapati, Bhavana-pati: 3 definitions



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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Google Books: Jaina Iconography

Bhavanapati (भवनपति).—The first of four classifications of gods (devas).—The abodes of Bhavanapatis (or, Bhavanavāsī), situated in the Ratnaprabhā earth, are like two rows, in the north and south, of shops on a highway. The ten classes of Bhavanapatis are the same according to both the sects (Digambara and Śvetāmbara). Each group has its own recognising mark, usually shown in front of their crowns.

  1. Asura-kumāras,
  2. Nāga-kumāras,
  3. Suparṇa-kumāras,
  4. Dvīpa-kumāras,
  5. Udadhi-kumāras,
  6. Stanita-kumāras,
  7. Vidyut-kumāras,
  8. Dik-kumāras,
  9. Agni-kumāras,
  10. Vāyu-kumāras.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhavanapati (भवनपति).—m. the lord of the house, a pater familias.

Derivable forms: bhavanapatiḥ (भवनपतिः).

Bhavanapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhavana and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): bhavanasvāmin.

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

1) Bhavanapati (भवनपति):—[=bhavana-pati] [from bhavana > bhava] m. = -svāmin, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] (with Jainas) a [particular] class of gods, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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