Bhramara, Bhrāmara: 32 definitions


Bhramara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhramar.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Bhramara) various roles suitable to them.

2) Bhramara (भ्रमर).—One of the 32 aṅgahāras (major dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this bhramara-aṅgahāra is as follows, “assuming successively Nūpurapāda, Ākṣipṭaka, Kaṭicchinna, Sūcīviddha, Nitamba, Karihasta, Uromaṇdala and Kaṭicchinna Karaṇas.”.

An aṅgahāra represents a ‘major dance movement’ and consists of a sequence of karaṇas (minor dance movements). A karaṇa combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

3) Bhramara (भ्रमर, “bee”) also refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with a ‘single hand’ (asaṃyuta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

(Bhramara Instructions): The middle finger and the thumb crossing each other, the forefinger bent, the remaining two fingers separated and raised. (Bhramara Uses): It is used to indicate the plucking of flowers with long stems such as lotus blue, and white water-lily, and earring.

4) Bhramara (भ्रमर) also refers to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Bhramara-maṇḍala is classified as a bhūmi, or “earthly”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

(Bhramara Instructions):

1) The right foot to be moved in the janitā-cārī and the left foot in the syanditā-cārī,
2) The right foot in the śakaṭāsyā-cārī and the left foot to be stretched,
3) The right foot in the bhramarī-cārī (by turning the trika),
4) The left root in syanditā-cārī and the right foot in the śakaṭāsyā-cārī,
5) The left foot in the apakrāntā (apasarpī) cārī and the bhramarī-cārī by turning about the back.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Bhramara (bee): the second finger and thumb touching, the forefinger bent, the rest extended. Usage: bee, parrot, crane (sārasa), cuckoo (kokila), union (yoga).

According to another book: the forefinger of the Haṃsāsya hand is bent. It originates from Kaśyapa when he was making earrings for the mother of the Devas. Its sage is Kapila, its colour dark, its race Khacara, its patron deity the King of Flying Creatures (Garuḍa). Usage: union (yoga), vow of silence, horn,tusk of an elephant, picking flowers with long stalks, bee, utteringthe karṇa-mantra, taking out a thorn, untying the girdle, adverbs of two letters, flying creatures, dark colour.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to one of the twenty-two Asaṃyuktahastas or “single hand gestures” (in Indian Dramas), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The hasta-mudrās (lit. “hand-gestures”) are very essential to denote some particular action or state in dancing and these mudrās are formed with the help of hands and fingers.—The name of the posture bhramara itself identifies the shape of a bhramara i.e., a black bee. Abhinavagupta also admits it. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, in the bhramara-hasta, the tip of the middle finger of the hand and the thumb should be joined together. Then forefinger is curved and the rest of the fingers are separately raised. This posture is used to show the position of holding a lotus. The acting of putting earrings is also prescribed through this hand gesture. In the Abhinayadarpaṇa, this posture is said to denote bee, parrot, wing, crane, cuckoo etc.

2) Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to one of the 108 kinds of Karaṇa (“coordination of precise movements of legs and hands”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.—Accordingly, karaṇas are the coordination of precise movements of legs and hands performed in a particular posture. The Nāṭyaśāstra also gives its view point in the same spirit. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, one hundred and eight kinds of karaṇas are accepted, e.g., Bhramara.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhramara in Purana glossary
Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Bhramara—The Bhramaras are the progeny of Pulaha. In the geographical chapters (of the Vayu-purana) we are often reminded of the existence of the ṣaṭ-padas or bhṛṅgas on the mountain-tops and in the forests where their humming sound is alluded to. See Vāyu-purāṇa 70.64 and 36.1-5.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhramara (भ्रमर).—A prince of the land of Sauvīra. He was a comrade of Jayadratha. Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 265 describes how Bhramara walked behind the chariot of Jayadratha with banner in his hand, when the latter abducted Pāñcālī. Bhramara was killed by Arjuna.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to “bees”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When they [viz., Śiva’s Gaṇas (attendants)] went away and He was left alone with Satī, Śiva rejoiced much and sported with her. [...] Sometimes with musk He would make marks like bees (bhramara) on her breasts that resembled the buds of a golden lotus”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhramara in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Bhramara is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Bhramara) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Kuṭaja in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

2) Bhramara (भ्रमर) and Bhrāmara both refer to one of the 23 types of dohā metres (a part of mātrā type) described in the 1st chapter of the Vṛttamauktika by Candraśekhara (17th century): author of many metrical compositions and the son of Lakṣmīnātha Bhaṭṭa and Lopāmudrā.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhrāmara (भ्रामर) refers to one of the eight kinds of honey (madhu) according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 45.133, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Honey was possibly, the earliest sweet thing Indians knew. [...] According to Suśruta the eight varieties of honey are mākṣika, bhrāmara, kṣaudra, pauttika, chātra, ārghya, auddalika and dāla each of these being obtained from different types of bees.

Caraka (Carakasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 27.242) states that of all these varieties, the mākṣika type (the honey collected by small bees) was considered the best and bhrāmara type (the honey collected by big black bees) was considered heavy to digest. Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha (Sūtrasthāna VI.98), a medieval period text states that among the eight varieties of honey bhrāmara, pauttika, kṣaudra and mākṣika are considered good in the increasing order.

Bhrāmara is also mentioned as one of the eight kinds of honey (madhu) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Bhramara (भ्रमर) is another name for “Bhṛṅgarāja” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning bhramara] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhrāmara (भ्रामर):—Variety of honey collected from Bhramara type of honey bee. Color of this honey will be of whitish.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Bhramara (भ्रमर) or Bhramaragītā refers to one of the sixty-four Gītās commonly referred to in Hindu scriptures.—Gītā is the name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of particular religious and theosophical doctrines. Most of these Gītās [i.e., Bhramara-gītā] originate from the Mahābhārata or the various Purāṇas.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to a “bee”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (9) Above that is the principle of Unstruck Sound; the head of ‘A’ (aśira), it is omnipresent. Like (the sound of a) mad bee [i.e., matta-bhramara-saṃkāśa], that is said to be lucid meditation. [...]”.

2) Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-aṣṭaka) associated with Tisrapīṭha (located in the ‘end of sound’—nādānta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Caṇḍākṣa, Lampaṭa, Kṛṣṇa, Vikṛta, Bhāsurānana, Kapila, Kālaka, Bhramara.

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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to one of the male Vidyā-beings mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Bhramara).

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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to “bumble bees” (responsible for crop-destruction, etc.), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches a pacification ritual]: “[...] All stinging insects, mosquitos, ants, flying insects, bees, quivering bees, bumble bees (bhramara), worms, ones with a sting, vātālikas, owls, mice, long-mouthed ones and so on and various sorts of pests perish. They will not appear. They will be destroyed. All crows, large birds, sparrows, cañcaṭikas, pigeons, surikas, owls, wagtails, parrots, mynas and so on perish. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bhramara (भ्रमर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bhramara] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to a “bee”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Alone [the living soul] who is very wise becomes a god [like] a bee on a lotus [like] the face of a woman [com.strīmukha-kamala-bhramara—‘a bee on a lotus which is like the face of a woman’] . Alone, being cut by swords, he appropriates a hellish embryo. Alone the one who is ignorant, driven by the fire of anger, etc., does action. Alone [the living soul] enjoys the empire of knowledge in the avoidance of all mental blindness. [Thus ends the reflection on] solitariness”.

Synonyms: Bhṛṅga.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Bhramara (“bee”) or Bhramada is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Komatis (a trading caste of the Madras Presidency). The Komatis are said to have originally lived, and still live in large numbers on the banks of the Godavari river. One of the local names thereof is Gomati or Gomti, and the Sanskrit Gomati would, in Telugu, become corrupted into Komati. The sub-divisions are split up into septs (viz., Bhramara), which are of a strictly exogamous character.

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Bhramara (भ्रमर) refers to type of animal found in water ponds of ancient India, according to Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 160.13: There is a reference to stencil cutting in which a figure of Rājahaṃsī and the name of prince Kuvalayacandra were reproduced. It was one of the seventy-two arts. The price Kuvalayacandra himself cut a stencil design of a water pond with haṃsa, sārasa, cakravāka, nalinī, śatapatra, bhramara and also cut a Gāthā verse on it (169.8).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhramara (भ्रमर).—m (S) A large black bee; a humble bee. 2 A ring or curling line of hair.

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

bhramara (भ्रमर).—m A large black bee. A ring of hair.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhramara (भ्रमर).—[bhram-karan]

1) A bee, large black bee; मलिनेऽपि रागपूर्णां विकसितवदनामनल्पजल्पेऽपि । त्वयि चपलेऽपि च सरसां भ्रमर कथं वा सरोजिनीं त्यजसि (maline'pi rāgapūrṇāṃ vikasitavadanāmanalpajalpe'pi | tvayi capale'pi ca sarasāṃ bhramara kathaṃ vā sarojinīṃ tyajasi) || Bv.1.1. (where the next meaning is also suggested).

2) A lover, gallant, libertine.

3) A potter's wheel.

4) A young man.

5) A top; अभ्रामयदहो दारुभ्रमरं स कदाचन (abhrāmayadaho dārubhramaraṃ sa kadācana) Śiva B.7.32.

6) A particular position of the hand.

-rī A bee; अमरी- कबरीभारभ्रमरीमुखरीकृतम् (amarī- kabarībhārabhramarīmukharīkṛtam) Kuval.

2) Lac.

-ram Giddiness, vertigo.

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Bhrāmara (भ्रामर).—a. (- f.) [भ्रमरेण संभृतं भ्रमरस्येदं वा अण् (bhramareṇa saṃbhṛtaṃ bhramarasyedaṃ vā aṇ)] Relating to a bee.

-raḥ, -ram A kind of loadstone.

-ram 1 Whirling round.

2) Giddiness.

3) Epilepsy.

4) Honey; निर्मलं स्फटिकाभं यत् तन्मधु भ्रामरं स्मृतम् (nirmalaṃ sphaṭikābhaṃ yat tanmadhu bhrāmaraṃ smṛtam) Bhāv. P.

5) A kind of coitus or mode of sexual enjoyment.

6) A village.

-rī 1 An epithet of Durgā.

2) Going round, walking round from left to right; (= pradakṣiṇā q. v.); as in दीयतां भ्रामर्यः (dīyatāṃ bhrāmaryaḥ) Karpūr.4; Vb.2.

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

Bhrāmara (भ्रामर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. Whirling, going round. 2. A dance performed in a ring round-about. 3. A village. 4. Epilepsy, 5. A honey. 6. A mode of sexual enjoyment. m.

(-raḥ) A sort of loadstone. f. (-rī) 1. A name of Parvati from her having assumed the form of a bee, in order to contend with Mahasur. 2. Yogini, or female attendant on Durga. E. bhramara a bee, &c. aff. aṇ or ghañ.

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

Bhramara (भ्रमर).—[bhram + ara], I. m. 1. A (large black) bee, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 64, 1. 2. A lover, a gallant. Ii. n. Epilepsy.

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Bhrāmara (भ्रामर).—i. e. bhramara + a, I. m. A sort of loadstone. Ii. f. , 1. Pārvatī, 2. A female attendant on Durgā. Iii. n. 1. Honey. 2. Whirling round. 3. Epilepsy. 4. A kind of dancing. 5. A village.

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

Bhramara (भ्रमर).—[masculine] ī [feminine] bee (adj. —° [feminine] ā).

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

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर):—[from bhram] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) a large black bee, a kind of bumble bee, any bee, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a gallant, libertine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a young man, lad (= baṭu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a potter’s wheel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a [particular] position of the hand, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] m. ([plural]) of a people, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) Bhramarā (भ्रमरा):—[from bhramara > bhram] f. a kind of creeper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Bhrāmara (भ्रामर):—[from bhram] mf(ī)n. ([from] bhramara) relating or belonging to a bee, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] m. n. a kind of magnet or loadstone, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bhrāmaka)

11) [from bhram] n. ([scilicet] madhu) honey, [Suśruta]

12) [v.s. ...] dancing round, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] vertigo, giddiness, epilepsy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] a village, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Bhramara (भ्रमर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A large black bee; a lover; vertigo. a. Whirling.

2) Bhrāmara (भ्रामर):—(raṃ) 1. n. Whirling; countrydance; honey; a village. m. Loadstone. f. () Durgā.

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

Bhramara (भ्रमर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhamara, Bhāmara.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhramara (भ्रमर) [Also spelled bhramar]:—(nm) a large black-bee; beetle; ~[rāvalī] a row of blackbees; ~[] a female black-bee.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhramara (ಭ್ರಮರ):—

1) [noun] any of a number of related large, hairy, yellow-and-black social bees (esp. genus Bombus, family Apidae); bumblebee.

2) [noun] a potteṛs wheel.

3) [noun] a man, who leads an unrestrained, sexually immoral life; a rake; a libertine.

4) [noun] a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thunder cloud, between clouds or between a cloud and the ground; lightning.

5) [noun] the state of having a whirling, dazed sensation; dizziness.

6) [noun] a toy, inversely conical, with a point on which it is made to spin with the help a string or cord; a top.

7) [noun] a particular mode in sexual coition.

8) [noun] (dance.) a combination of eight different kinds of gesticulation expressing sentiments.

9) [noun] (dance.) a moving in a circle keeping one foot after another in different ways.

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Bhrāmara (ಭ್ರಾಮರ):—

1) [noun] anything that is done, caused by bumble bee or bees.

2) [noun] the act of flying above or around.

3) [noun] a sweet, viscid fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers, and stored in nests or hives as food; honey.

4) [noun] the fact or condition of being deceived or deluded by appearances; a deception, a delusion; an instance of misapprehension of the true state of affairs.

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