Bhojin, Bhoji, Bhojī: 13 definitions


Bhojin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (shaktism)

Bhojin (भोजिन्) refers to “one who eats”, according to the 17th century Kaulagajamardana (“crushing the Kaula elephant”) authored by Kāśīnātha or Kṛṣṇānandācala.—Accordingly, [as Īśvara said to Pārvatī]: “[...] [Now,] my dear, hear about the Kāpālika. He eats (bhojin) from a skull bowl and is addicted to wine and flesh; he neglects the disciplines of purification and he is adorned with a bald head and Mālās; he eats from the fires of the cremation ground; he alone is a Kāpālika, he never does [the proper] repetition of Mantras, nor ascetic practices nor [follows] the rules of personal restraint. He is without such [rituals] as bathing and ceremonies for donation. [Thus,] he is proclaimed a Pāṣānḍa. [...]”

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Bhojin (भोजिन्) refers to “one who is wearing (the three white stripes)”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [being] a prophet of the Law, seated on a blue seat, fasting according to the aṣṭāṅga, with well-washed limbs, clad in pure raiment, anointed with fragrant odour, wearing the three white stripes (triśukla-bhojin), he must recite it for a day and night continuously facing the east; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhojī : (adj.) feeding on.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhojin, (-°) (adj.) (fr. bhuj) feeding on, enjoying A. III, 43; M. I, 343; Sn. 47; J. II, 150; Pug. 55. (Page 510)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōjī (भोजी).—a S That eats. In comp. as vāyubhōjī That lives on air; annabhōjī, mitabhōjī, alpabhōjī, bahu- bhōjī, pathyabhōjī, parānnabhōjī.

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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

Bhojin (भोजिन्).—a. [bhuj-ṇini] (At the end of comp.)

1) Eating, enjoying; using, possessing &c.

2) Feeding, nourishing.

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

Bhojin (भोजिन्).—i. e. 2. bhuj + in, adj. One who eats, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 212.

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

Bhojin (भोजिन्).—[adjective] enjoying, eating (—°).

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

1) Bhojin (भोजिन्):—[from bhoga] mfn. (ifc.) enjoying, eating, [Lāṭyāyana; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] using, possessing, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] exploiting, [Mahābhārata] (cf. a-śrāddha-bh, gṛha-bh, bhujaṃgabh, saha-bh).

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

Bhojin (भोजिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhoi.

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Bhojin in German

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhojī (भोजी):—(a) an eater (generally used as the second member in compound words — as [śavabhojī, bahubhojī].

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