Bhavya, Bhāvya: 23 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Bhavy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhavya (भव्य) refers to the “present” (as opposed to the past or the future), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] O lord, everything has come out of your body whether past (bhūta), present (bhavya) or future (bhaviṣyat), whether mobile or immobile. O lord, protect us always. O supreme lord, we have sought refuge in you in every respect. Obeisance to you, the blue-necked Rudra, of the form of offering. Obeisance to you both possessed and devoid of forms, the multi-formed one. [...]”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Bhavya (भव्य).—A son of Dhruva. He got of his wife Śambhu two sons, Śiṣṭi and Bhavya. (Chapter 13, Aṃśa 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

2) Bhavya (भव्य).—A clan of devas in Raivatamanvantara. Parimiti, Priyaniścaya, Mati, Mana, Vicetasa, Vijaya, Sujaya and Syoda are some of the prominent devas of the clan. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, 2.36, 71-72).

3) Bhavya (भव्य).—One of the Saptarṣis (seven sacred saints) of Dakṣasāvarṇi Manvantara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhavya (भव्य).—A son of Dhruva and father of Śambu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 1.

1b) A son of Priyavrata;1 became king of Śākadvīpa.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 7.
  • 2) Ib. II. 1. 14.

1c) A sage of the IX epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 23.

1d) A group of gods of the Cākṣuṣa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 27.

2) Bhāvya (भाव्य).—A group of Gods in the Cākṣuṣa epoch; they are Vijaya, Sujaya, Mana, Udyāna, Sumati, Supari and Arthapati.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 66, 72; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 60-1.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bhāvya (भाव्य).—That which is to be produced; cf.Jain. Vyak. I.1.72. See भाव्यमान (bhāvyamāna).

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Bhavya (भव्य) refers to the “present”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.214cd-216ab, while describing the meditation on the kālahaṃsa]—“[...] When meditating [on haṃsa] in the middle [i.e., the retention of the breath in the central channel], the Yogin knows past (bhūta), present (bhavya), and future (bhaviṣya) or by constant yoga and meditation. He becomes the same as Rudra. [He who possesses the] same longevity, strength, beauty, and power as [Rudra] obtains the state of Īśvara. [He achieves this] because he [has attained] the highest state of Brahmā”.

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Buddhapalita (1070-990 BCE) and Bhavya (1050-980 BCE).—Tibetan sources inform us that Buddhapalita became the disciple of Nagarjuna II during the first half of his life and Bhavya became the disciple of Nagarjuna II during the second half of his life. Buddhapalita and Bhavya also studied with Sangharakshita (1100-1020 BCE), the disciple of Nagamitra (1125-1050 BCE).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhavya (भव्य) refers to a “capable soul”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Capable soul (bhavya), for purification of the mind, you must hold strongly in the mind the reflections which are established by the gods of gods (i.e. the Tīrthaṅkaras) in the great scripture of the [Jain] canon”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhavya.—(EI 3, 8), the Jain community. Note: bhavya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Bhāvya.—cf. rāja-bhāvya-sarva-pratyāya-sameta (EI 23), income, levies; same as ābhāvya. According to some, bhāvya and ābhāvya mean pāghd8ī. Cf. talāra-abhāvya. (LP), probably the same as bhāvyapada-paṭṭa. Note: bhāvya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Bhavya in India is the name of a plant defined with Dillenia indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dillenia speciosa Curtis (among others).

2) Bhavya is also identified with Garcinia xanthochymus It has the synonym Garcinia pictoria Buch.-Ham. (etc.).

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

· Taxon (1979)
· Flora de Filipinas, ed. 2 (1845)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’ (1799)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1805)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhavya (भव्य).—a (S) Of a fine, bold, showy mien or appearance; beautiful with dignity; handsome. 2 To be or to become; being, coming, future.

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bhāvya (भाव्य).—a S That must or will be, future.

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bhāvyā (भाव्या).—m A species of the Mango. Found at Goa.

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

bhavya (भव्य).—a Of a fine, bold appearance.

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bhāvya (भाव्य).—a Future.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhavya (भव्य).—a. [bhū-kartari ni° yat]' भव्यं सुखे शुभे चापि भेद्यवद्योग्यभाविनोः (bhavyaṃ sukhe śubhe cāpi bhedyavadyogyabhāvinoḥ)' Viśva.

1) Existing, being, being present.

2) Future, about to be; ईशानं भूतभव्यस्य न ततो विजुगुप्सते (īśānaṃ bhūtabhavyasya na tato vijugupsate) Bṛ. Up.4.4.15.

3) Likely to become.

4) Suitable, proper, fit, worthy; इति त्याज्ये भवे भव्यो मुक्तावुत्तिष्ठते जनः (iti tyājye bhave bhavyo muktāvuttiṣṭhate janaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 11.13; यत्पादपद्मभवाय भजन्ति भव्याः (yatpādapadmabhavāya bhajanti bhavyāḥ) Bhāgavata 1.15.17.

5) Good, nice, excellent.

6) Auspicious, fortunate, happy; समाधिमत्यामुदपादि भव्या (samādhimatyāmudapādi bhavyā) Kumārasambhava 1.22; अनुग्रहायेह चरन्ति नूनं भूतानि भव्यानि जनार्दनस्य (anugrahāyeha caranti nūnaṃ bhūtāni bhavyāni janārdanasya) Bhāgavata 3.5.3; Kirātārjunīya 3. 12;1.51.

7) Handsome, lovely, beautiful; मृदुश्च स्थिरचित्तश्च सदाभव्योऽनसूयकः (mṛduśca sthiracittaśca sadābhavyo'nasūyakaḥ) Rām.2.2.32.

8) Calm, tranquil, placid; भव्यो भवन्नपि मुनेरिह शासनेन (bhavyo bhavannapi muneriha śāsanena) (kṣātre sthitaḥ pathi) Kirātārjunīya 5.49.

9) True.

-vyā Name of Pārvatī.

-vyam 1 Existence.

2) Future time.

3) Result, fruit.

4) Good result, prosperity; R.17.53.

5) A bone.

-vyaḥ, -vyam one division of the poetical Rasas.

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Bhāvya (भाव्य).—a. [bhū-ṇyat]

1) About to be or happen; मनुस्त्रयोदशो भाव्यः (manustrayodaśo bhāvyaḥ) Bhāgavata 8.13.3; oft. used impersonally like भवितव्यम् (bhavitavyam) q. v.; किं तैर्भाव्यं मम सुदिवसैः (kiṃ tairbhāvyaṃ mama sudivasaiḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.41.

2) Future.

3) To be performed or accomplished.

4) To be conceived or imagined.

5) To be proved or demonstrated.

6) To be determined or investigated.

7) To be convicted; त्र्यवरैः साक्षिभिर्भाव्यो नृपब्राह्मणसंनिधौ (tryavaraiḥ sākṣibhirbhāvyo nṛpabrāhmaṇasaṃnidhau) Manusmṛti 8.6.

-vyam 1 What is destined or sure to happen in the future; it is to be; सदा प्रहृष्टया भाव्यं गृहकार्येषु दक्षया (sadā prahṛṣṭayā bhāvyaṃ gṛhakāryeṣu dakṣayā) Manusmṛti 5.15.

2) Futurity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhavya (भव्य).—(1) adj. (= Pali bhabba; not in this sense Sanskrit; compare a-bh°), able, capable, with inf. or dat., once gen.: inf., Lalitavistara 247.15 (sākṣātkartum), 19; 248.5; 394.14; Bodhisattvabhūmi 78.9; dat., Mahāvastu ii.123.2 (abhinivartanāye); Bodhisattvabhūmi 159.20; gen., Śikṣāsamuccaya 197.12 (dharmadeśanāyāḥ); (2) name of a teacher: Mahāvyutpatti 3495.

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

Bhavya (भव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. Happy, auspicious, prosperous. 2. Well, proper, fit, right. 3. True. 4. To be or become, what is to be. 5. A being, what is or exists. m.

(-vyaḥ) The Kamaranga, a small fruit tree, (Averhoa carambola.) f.

(-vyā) 1. A name of Uma. 2. A large sort of pepper. 3. Existing. 4. Beautiful. 5. Happy. 6. Calm. n.

(-vyaṃ) 1. A bone. 2. Fruit, result. 3. Being, existence. 4. Welfare. mn.

(-vyaḥ-vyaṃ) One division of the poetical Rasas or sentiments. E. bhū to be, aff. yat .

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Bhāvya (भाव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. What must, will, or ought to be. 2. To be investigated or determined. E. bhū to be, aff. ṇyat .

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

Bhavya (भव्य).—[adjective] being, present, future; proper, fit, right, good, excellent, fine, beautiful, auspicious, fortunate, gracious, favourable, religious, pious. [neuter] existence, presence, future; good luck, fortune.

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Bhāvya (भाव्य).—[adjective] what ought to be, future ([neuter] [impersonally]); to be caused or effected; to be (being) conceived or imagined, to be convinced, to be demonstrated.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhavya (भव्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Bhavya (भव्य):—[from bhava] mfn. being, existing, present, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be about to be or become, future (= bhāvin), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Pañcarātra] (also for the future tense of √bhū, [Mahābhārata iv, 928] [varia lectio] bhāvya)

3) [v.s. ...] likely to be, on the point of becoming (See dhenuand dhenumbhavyā)

4) [v.s. ...] what ought to be, suitable, fit, proper, right, good, excellent, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] handsome, beautiful, pleasant, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] gracious, favourable (= prasanna), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] auspicious, fortunate, [Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] righteous, pious, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] true, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] m. Averrhoa Carambola, [Mahābhārata] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] Name of a Ṛṣi in the 9th Manv-antara, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhruva (the polar star), [Harivaṃśa]

13) [v.s. ...] of a son of Priyavrata, [Purāṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] of a teacher, [Buddhist literature]

15) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

16) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) a [particular] class of gods under Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Purāṇa]

17) Bhavyā (भव्या):—[from bhavya > bhava] f. Name of Umā (Pārvatī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] Piper Chaba ([probably] [wrong reading] for cavyā)

19) Bhavya (भव्य):—[from bhava] n. that which is or exists (= yad bhavati), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

20) [v.s. ...] being, existing, the being present, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

21) [v.s. ...] future time (See bhavad-bhūta-bhavya)

22) [v.s. ...] fruit, result, reward, ([especially]) good result, prosperity, [Raghuvaṃśa; Dhūrtanartaka]

23) [v.s. ...] a bone, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

24) [v.s. ...] the fruit of Averrhoa Carambola or of Dillenia Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

25) [v.s. ...] m. or n. one division of the poetical Rasas or sentiments, [Horace H. Wilson]

26) Bhāvya (भाव्य):—[from bhāva] mfn. ([from] √bhū or its [Causal]) future, about to be or what ought to be or become, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (in later language often used as [future] tense of √bhū; cf. bhāvin)

27) [v.s. ...] to be effected or accomplished or performed, [Kumāra-sambhava; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

28) [v.s. ...] to be apprehended or perceived, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

29) [v.s. ...] to be (or being) imagined or conceived, [Aṣṭāvakra-saṃhitā] (cf. dur-bh)

30) [v.s. ...] easy to guess or understand, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti]

31) [v.s. ...] to be (or being) argued or demonstrated or admitted or approved, [Yājñavalkya; Kāvya literature]

32) [v.s. ...] to be convicted, [Manu-smṛti viii, 60]

33) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man (= bhāvayavya, [Nirukta, by Yāska]), [Ṛg-veda i, 126, 1] (others ‘to be worshipped’, others ‘future’)

34) [v.s. ...] of a king (= bhāvya-ratha or bhānu-ratha), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

35) [v.s. ...] n. ([impersonal or used impersonally]) it is to be by (instr,), [Manu-smṛti v, 150]

36) [v.s. ...] it should be understood, [Mṛcchakaṭikā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

1) Bhavya (भव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] Happy; fit; true; what is to be; a being. m. Kamaranga fruit. f. Durgā; pepper. n. Bone; fruit; being.

2) Bhāvya (भाव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] What will be.

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

Bhavya (भव्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhavia, Bhavva.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhavya (भव्य) [Also spelled bhavy]:—(a) grand; divine; pretty; ~[] grandness; divinतननाity; prettiness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhavya (ಭವ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] coming, happening, being brought about in future.

2) [adjective] fit; proper; apropriate.

3) [adjective] indicative of favour; auspicious; propitious.

4) [adjective] noble; exalted; majestic; sublime.

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Bhavya (ಭವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a future event.

2) [noun] the quality of being auspicious; auspiciousness; propitiousness.

3) [noun] a very large, gigantic thing.

4) [noun] the state or quality of being sublime; sublimity.

5) [noun] a learned man; a scholar.

6) [noun] that which is beyond the realm or reach of logic; that which cannot be established by logic.

7) [noun] (jain.) a man, other than a monk or mendicant, who is eligible for the final emancipation.

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Bhāvya (ಭಾವ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] becoming; happening in future.

2) [adjective] that can be comprehended, understood or imagined.

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Bhāvya (ಭಾವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a future event.

2) [noun] that which can be tasted (as a dish) or appreciated (as a work of art or literature).

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