Bhrashta, Bhraṣṭa: 14 definitions


Bhrashta means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhraṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Bhrasta or Bhrashta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhrasht.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट) refers to “fallen” (e.g., water from the sky), as mentioned in verse 5.1-2 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] vitalizing, refreshing, pleasing one’s stomach, satisfying, stimulating one’s intellect, thin, of indistinct taste, savoury, cold, light, (and) nectar-like (is) Ganges water [viz., gaṅgāmbu] fallen [viz., bhraṣṭa] from the sky [viz., nabhas]; (as it is), however, touched by sun, moon, and wind (in falling), it is largely dependent upon place and time so far as its wholesomeness and unwholesomeness are concerned”.

Note: Bhraṣṭa (“fallen”) has been translated by by ’bab-pa (“falling”).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट) refers to “fallen” (viz., one fallen from austerities), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Śrīkaṇṭha said to the Goddess: “Having abandoned this Vaiṣṇavī Māyā, reveal (your) essential nature (svarūpa). Tell me the Kula liturgy (krama) and (give me) the Kaulika consecration. O mistress of the gods, you are my saviour. There is no other (true) Vidyā at all. (I am) devoid of the Command and have fallen from (my) austerities [i.e., tapas-bhraṣṭa]. O mistress of the gods, tell (me) the knowledge (that will liberate me)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—p S Parched, boiled, roasted.

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bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—p (S) Fallen; esp. in figurative senses (as from dignity, power, eminence, caste, virtue, rectitude). Pr. itōbhraṣṭa tatōbhraṣṭa. 2 Confused, bewildered, perplexed.

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

bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—p Fallen. Confused. Parched.

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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

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—p. p.

1) Fallen, dropped.

2) Decayed, ruined.

3) Fled, escaped.

4) Depraved, vicious.

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

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Fallen, lost. 2. Vicious, depraved, fallen from virtue. 3. Fried, parched. E. bhraṃś to fall, or bhrasaj to fry, kta aff.

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

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट).—[adjective] fallen, dropped down from ([ablative] or —°) into ([locative]); sunk, ruined, lost, gone; separated from, deprived of ([ablative] or —°).

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Bhrastā (भ्रस्ता).—[feminine] bag (cf. bhastrā).

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

1) Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट):—[from bhraś] a mfn. fallen, dropped, fallen down or from or off ([ablative] or [compound]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (with or [scilicet] divaḥ), fallen from the sky id est. banished to the earth, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Śukasaptati]

3) [v.s. ...] broken down, decayed, ruined, disappeared, lost, gone, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] fled or escaped from, rid of ([ablative]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] strayed or separated from, deprived of ([ablative] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] depraved, vicious, a backslider, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Bhraṣṭā (भ्रष्टा):—[from bhraṣṭa > bhraś] f. a fallen or unchaste woman, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट):—b ṭaka See √bhraṃś, p.769.

9) Bhrastā (भ्रस्ता):—f. = bhastrā, a bag, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a.] Fallen; fried.

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

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cukka, Phiṭṭa, Phiḍia, Phuṭṭa, Bhaṭṭha, Bhulla.

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Bhrashta 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhraṣṭa (भ्रष्ट) [Also spelled bhrasht]:—(a) corrupt(ed); spoilt; fallen; depraved; ruined; wanton; hence [bhraṣṭā] feminine form; ~[] corruption, depravity, state of being spoilt/fallen/ruined; wantonness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhraṣṭa (ಭ್ರಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] fallen; dropped; fallen down or from.

2) [adjective] turned aside from right path, rectitude, righteousness, morality, etc.

3) [adjective] spoiled; ruined.

4) [adjective] lost; lapsed; no longer seen or available.

5) [adjective] gone away from; departed.

6) [adjective] bad; evil; inequitous; immoral; sinful; corrupt.

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Bhraṣṭa (ಭ್ರಷ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] that which is fallen, dropped down or from.

2) [noun] the condition of being spoiled; destruction.

3) [noun] the fact of being lost, disappeared.

4) [noun] a man who is characterised by evil, immoral, sinful or irreligious qualities; a corrupt man.

5) [noun] he who is excommunicated from his caste, religion, position, status, etc.

6) [noun] a man who has been expelled from his own country.

7) [noun] a man who takes bribe and favours (a person) with undue advantage.

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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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