Bhramita: 8 definitions

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Bhramita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Bhramit.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Bhramita (भ्रमित, “deluded”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., bhramita—deluded], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Bhramita (भ्रमित) refers to one of the 108 kinds of Karaṇa (“coordination of precise movements of legs and hands”), 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.—According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, 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., Bhramita.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Bhramita (भ्रमित) refers to “having circled (the pomegranate branch)” (as part of an offering ritual), 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 the offering of the root spell], “[...] After [the (pomegranate) branch] has been circled (bhramita) wrathfully 108 times, all neighbouring clouds and Nāgas with their retinues fall onto the ground. All Nāga residences along with their waters, trees and forest trees are transformed into a single flame. All great Nāga kings of great vital fluid and great supernatural power are seized by great headaches. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhramita (भ्रमित).—p. p.

1) Made to go round, whirled.

2) Falsely taken for, confounded with.

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

1) Bhramita (भ्रमित):—[from bhram] mfn. ([from] [Causal]; cf. bhrāmita) made to go round, whirled round etc., [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) falsely taken for, confounded with, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

3) Bhrāmita (भ्रामित):—[from bhram] mfn. ([from] [Causal]; cf. bhramita) rolled (as eyes), [Harivaṃśa]

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

Bhramita (भ्रमित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gumia, Cakkammavia, Bhamāia, Bhamāḍia, Bhāmia.

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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

Bhramita (भ्रमित) [Also spelled bhramit]:—(a) under an illusion; confused; strayed; misled.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhramita (ಭ್ರಮಿತ):—

1) [adjective] wandered, roamed about aimlessly.

2) [adjective] bent or turned as to form a curve; curved.

3) [adjective] spread; expanded or distributed over a larger area.

4) [adjective] unsound of mind; mentally unbalanced or deranged; psychopathic; insane; crazy.

5) [adjective] confused utterly; baffled; bewildered.

6) [adjective] wrongly conceived; mis-apprehended; mistaken.

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Bhramita (ಭ್ರಮಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man having unsound mind, lacking judgement; an insane, crazy man.

2) [noun] (dance.) a turning around of the wrist.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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