Bhota, Bhōta, Bhoṭa: 8 definitions


Bhota means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Bhoṭa (भोट) is the name of a country classified as Kādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Bhoṭa] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Bhoṭa (भोट) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). These districts are not divided into subgroups, nor are explained their internal locations. They [viz., Bhoṭa] are external holy places, where the Tantric meting is held with native women who are identified as a native goddess. A similar system appears in the tradition of Hindu Tantrims, i.e., in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), which belongs to the Śākta sect or Śaivism.

Bhoṭa is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Sahajā accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Bhoga. Their weapon possibly corresponds to the makara and dhvaja and their abode (residence) is mentioned as being on top of the mountain.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōta (भोत).—m A large sack for holding grain. 2 Skin peeling off. 3 A twisted cloth dipped in oil and kindled. Used by the bhōpyā people to strike upon their bodies in certain sports or rites pertaining to dēvī. 4 A fibre of the root of kētakī. Used as tying material. mārūna bhōta karaṇēṃ or māratā bhōta bharaṇēṃ (To beat one till he swells like a sack.) To beat soundly. bhōta sujaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ To swell (and become) like a sack.

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bhōtā (भोता).—Properly bhōṃvatā &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhōta (भोत).—m A large sack for holding grain.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhoṭa (भोट).—Name of a country (said to be the same as Tibet).

Derivable forms: bhoṭaḥ (भोटः).

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

Bhoṭa (भोट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) Tibet. “bhoṭāna deśe” .

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

1) Bhoṭa (भोट):—m. Name of a country, Bhoṭa Tibet, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya] (cf. mahā-bh and, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 261]).

2) Bhota (भोत):—[wrong reading] for bhoṭa.

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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. 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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