Bhayamkara, Bhayaṃkara: 9 definitions

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Bhayamkara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhayankar.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

1) Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Bhayaṃkara is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Dāḍima; with the female world-guardian (lokapālinī) named Yakṣiṇī; with a female serpent (nāginī) and with a female cloud (meghinī).

2) Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर) is also one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Kāyacakra, according to the same work. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Bhayaṃkara is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Gambhīra and with the hell-guardian (narakapāla) named Gambhīrī.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर).—a. = भयकर (bhayakara) q. v. (-raḥ) A kind of owl.

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

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर).—name of a son of Māra, unfavorable to the Bodhisattva: Lalitavistara 311.10.

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

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर).—i. e. bhaya + m -kara, adj., f. , Terrific, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 88, M. M.; formidable, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 83.

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

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर).—([feminine] ī), & kartṛ [adjective] = [preceding]

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

1) Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर):—[=bhaya-ṃ-kara] [from bhaya] mf(ī)n. terrible (am ind.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of small owl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of falcon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] of various persons, [ib.; Kathāsaritsāgara; Lalita-vistara]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) dass. Das Wem im Comp. vorangehend. —

2) m. — a) *eine kleine Eulenart [Rājan 19,123.] — b) *eine Falkenart [Rājan 19,86.] — c) Nomen proprium — α) eines der Viśve Devās. — β) verschiedener Männer. —

3) f. ī Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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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»] — Bhayamkara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhayaṃkara (भयंकर) [Also spelled bhayankar]:—(a) fearful, frightful, dreadful, terrible, horrible; dangerous; hence ~[] (nf).

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