Bhavasharman, Bhāvaśarman, Bhavaśarman: 6 definitions


Bhavasharman 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.

The Sanskrit terms Bhāvaśarman and Bhavaśarman can be transliterated into English as Bhavasarman or Bhavasharman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Bhavasharman in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bhāvaśarman (भावशर्मन्).—The author of the कातन्त्रपरि-भाषावृत्ति (kātantrapari-bhāṣāvṛtti), a work on the Paribhāșās in grammar which are utilized in explaining the rules of the कातन्त्रव्याकरण (kātantravyākaraṇa) by Śarvavarman.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhavasharman in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Bhavaśarman (भवशर्मन्) is the name of a Brāhman and friend of Somasvāmin, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 37. Accordingly, “... for when I [Somasvāmin] was in love with Bandhudattā, a Brāhman friend named Bhavaśarman said this to me in order to dissuade me: ‘Do not put yourself in the power of a female; the heart of a female is a tangled maze...’.”.

The story of Bhavaśarman and Somasvāmin was narrated by Gomukha in order to demonstrate that “it is true that chaste women are few and far between, but unchaste women are never to be trusted”.

2) Bhavaśarman (भवशर्मन्) is one of a Brāhman from Kāśmīra, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 63. Accordingly, “... there [Kāśmīra] I was born in my former life, as an ordinary villager of the Brāhman caste, with two wives, and my name was Bhavaśarman. There I once struck up a friendship with some Buddhist mendicants, and undertook the vow, called the fast Uposhaṇa, prescribed in their scriptures...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhavaśarman, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavasharman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhavaśarman (भवशर्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—wrote by request of Rāmadatta, minister of Nṛsiṃhanṛpa of Mithilā: Ṣoḍaśamahādānapaddhati. Quoted by Rudradhara in Śrāddhaviveka.

2) Bhāvaśarman (भावशर्मन्):—Kātantraparibhāṣāvṛtti.

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

1) Bhavaśarman (भवशर्मन्):—[=bhava-śarman] [from bhava] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] of an author (and minister of king Nṛ-siṃha of Mithilā), [Catalogue(s)]

3) Bhāvaśarman (भावशर्मन्):—[=bhāva-śarman] [from bhāva] m. Name of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

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Bhavasharman 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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