Bhogabhumi, Bhogabhūmi, Bhoga-bhumi: 10 definitions


Bhogabhumi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhogabhumi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि) refers to “all reality levels”, according to the Mṛgendrāgama Kriyāpāda verse 8.6-7.—Accordingly, “The śivadharmiṇī [initiation] is the root of success for the fruits of the Śaiva religion for the individual soul. There is another [kind of śivadharmiṇī] taught without the destruction of the body, up until the dissolution of the world. The remaining one is taught to be the lokadharmiṇī, for the purpose of [attaining the eight-fold supernatural powers] starting with aṇimā after the current life, after all the bad portions [of karma] were destroyed at all reality levels (bhogabhūmi)”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि) or Akarmabhūmi refers to worlds where the inhabitants are twins, and everything is supplied by wishing-trees.—(cf. Pravacanasāroddhāra 1054 f., P. 311.)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि) refers to the “region of enjoyment” (paradise), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.37. The region where ten types of wish-fulfilling trees (kalpavṛkṣa) abound and the inhabitants do not engage themselves in any occupation. How many regions of enjoyment are there? There are thirty regions of enjoyment: six regions called Devakuru, Uttarakuru, Haimavata, Hari, Ramyaka and Hairaṇyavata respectively, each associated with five mountains (Himavan, Mahāhimavan, Niṣadha, Nīla, and Rukmī).

How did bhogabhūmi (the region of enjoyment) get its name? In this region, the people are busy in enjoyment only as all their worldly desires are fulfilled by the wish-fulfilling trees there. They have or can acquire right belief and right knowledge but are unable to practice right conduct. Therefore they invariably go to heavens in their next birth but are not able to achieve liberation. Therefore the region where such people live is called region of enjoyment.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōgabhūmi (भोगभूमि).—f (S Land of enjoyment.) A term for Swarg or Indra's heaven.

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

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि).—f. 'the land of enjoyment', heaven, paradise (where persons are said to enjoy the fruit of their actions).

Derivable forms: bhogabhūmiḥ (भोगभूमिः).

Bhogabhūmi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoga and bhūmi (भूमि).

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

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि).—f.

(-miḥ) Swarga or paradise. E. bhoga enjoyment, and bhūmi soil.

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

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि):—[=bhoga-bhūmi] [from bhoga] f. ‘fruition-land’, the place where people enjoy the reward of their works (opp. to karmabh, land of works), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Bhogabhūmi (भोगभूमि):—[bhoga-bhūmi] (miḥ) 2. f. Paradise.

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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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