Bhimarupa, Bhīmarūpa, Bhima-rupa: 4 definitions


Bhimarupa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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»] — Bhimarupa in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhīmarūpa (भीमरूप) is the name of a deity, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to the golden one, the great lord, of golden body (i.e., Hiraṇyavapus); obeisance to Bhīma, Bhīmarūpa, obeisance to one engaged in terrible deeds. Obeisance to one who has smeared his body with ashes, decorated himself with Rudrākṣa; and is of short long dwarfish height”.

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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»] — Bhimarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīmarūpa (भीमरूप).—a. of terrific form; केनापि भीमरूपेण ब्रह्मराक्षसेनाभिपत्य (kenāpi bhīmarūpeṇa brahmarākṣasenābhipatya) Daśakumāracarita 2.6.

Bhīmarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and rūpa (रूप).

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

Bhīmarūpa (भीमरूप):—[=bhīma-rūpa] [from bhīma > bhī] mfn. of terrible form, of fearful aspect, [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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhimarupa in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhīmarūpa refers to: of terrifying appearance Th. 2, 353.

Note: bhīmarūpa is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhīma and rūpa.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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