Bhayavihvala, Bhaya-vihvala: 3 definitions


Bhayavihvala 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhayavihvala in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhayavihvala (भयविह्वल) refers to “one who is much frightened”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “[...] O great sage, when his endeavour became futile, Kāma who was frightened much [i.e., bhayavihvala] remembered Indra and all other gods. O great sage, remembered by Kāma, Indra and other gods came there, bowed to and eulogised Śiva. When the gods eulogised thus, a great flame of fire sprang up from the third eye of the infuriated Śiva. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhayavihvala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhayavihvala (भयविह्वल):—[=bhaya-vihvala] [from bhaya] mfn. disturbed or agitated with fear, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Bhayavihvala (ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಲ):—[adjective] filled with fear and anxiety.

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Bhayavihvala (ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಲ):—[noun] a man filled with fear and anxiety.

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Bhayavihvaḷa (ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಳ):—[adjective] = ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಲ [bhayavihvala]1.

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Bhayavihvaḷa (ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಳ):—[noun] = ಭಯವಿಹ್ವಲ [bhayavihvala]2.

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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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