Bhavishya, Bhaviṣya: 17 definitions


Bhavishya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 term Bhaviṣya can be transliterated into English as Bhavisya or Bhavishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhavishy.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य) refers to the “future”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.212cd-214ab, while describing the meditation on the kālahaṃsa]—“After [the Yogin] has meditated [on haṃsa] in the right nostril, he obtains the powers of Brahmā. He obtains length of life [and] power equal to [Brahmā]. As a result, he [the Yogin] knows the past. When he [visualizes haṃsa] in the left [nostril], he knows the future (bhaviṣya-jña) and is equal in strength to Viṣṇu. The king of Yogins [gains] a life is as long as Viṣṇu's, [and] obtains power [equal to] Viṣṇu’s. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Bhavishya in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य) refers to the “prediction (of planetary conjunctions)” , according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 17) (“On planetary conjunctions—grahayuddha”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, Astronomers are able to predict (bhaviṣya) by calculation beforehand the time and nature of planetary conjunctions. I have treated of this subject in my astronomical work, Pañcasiddhāntikā basing my theories on the Sūrya Siddhānta. The planets all revolve in the sky and their orbits of motion lie one above the other. When seen from this great distance, the planets seem to move on one even surface. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhavishya in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f. ex T.Anderson from the Clusiaceae (Garcinia) family having the following synonyms: Garcinia pictoria, Garcinia tinctoria. For the possible medicinal usage of bhavishya, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bhavishya in India is the name of a plant defined with Garcinia xanthochymus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1980)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· The Flora of British India (1874)
· Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society (1826)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1980)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—n (S) A future event, a thing to be. 2 A prediction or prophecy. v sāṅga, bōla.

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bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—a S Future.

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bhaviṣyā (भविष्या).—a (bhaviṣya) S That foretells. 2 That defers from day to day; given to procrastination.

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

bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—n A future event. A prophecy. a Future.

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bhaviṣyā (भविष्या).—a That foretells. That defers from day to day; given to procrastination.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—a.

1) Future; नैतदन्ये करिष्यन्ति भविष्या वसुधाधिपाः (naitadanye kariṣyanti bhaviṣyā vasudhādhipāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.87.21.

2) Imminent, impending; श्रुत्वा सांग्रामिकीं वार्तां भविष्यां स्वामिनं प्रति (śrutvā sāṃgrāmikīṃ vārtāṃ bhaviṣyāṃ svāminaṃ prati) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.91.

-ṣyam The future, futurity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—mfn.

(-ṣyaḥ-ṣyā-ṣyaṃ) Future, what will be. E. See bhaviṣyat, the final rejected.

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

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—curtailed bhavi- ṣyant, ptcple. fut. of bhū, adj., f. , Future, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 103.

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

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य).—[adjective] future, imminent; [neuter] the future.

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

1) Bhaviṣya (भविष्य):—[from bhava] mfn. to be about to become or come to pass, future, imminent, impending, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. the future, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] = -purāṇa (below).

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

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य):—[(ṣyaḥ-ṣyā-ṣyaṃ) a.] Future.

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

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhavissa.

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Bhavishya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavishya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhaviṣya (भविष्य) [Also spelled bhavishy]:—(nm) the future; destiny; -[kāla] the future tense; futurity; -[kathana] prophesy, forecast; -[jñāna] knowledge of the future; ~[darśī] a seer, one who can see through into the future; ~[draṣṭā] see ~[darśī: -nidhi] provident fund; ~[vaktā] a prophet; an astrologer; ~[vāṇī] an oracle; prediction, prophesy; — [hātha meṃ honā] to be maker of the destiny (of).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavishya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaviṣya (ಭವಿಷ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a future event.

2) [noun] the time yet to come; future time; the future.

3) [noun] a prediction of future events (as by an astrologer).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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