Bhrigupatana, Bhṛgupatana, Bhrigu-patana: 3 definitions



Bhrigupatana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Bhṛgupatana can be transliterated into English as Bhrgupatana or Bhrigupatana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Bhṛgupatana (भृगुपतन) refers to “suicide by falling down from a cliff” according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—When a person kills a Brāhmaṇa intentionally, he may go without food till he dies or he may commit suicide by falling down from a cliff (bhṛgupatana) or he may enter blazing fire or sacrifice his life either for a Brāhmaṇa or preceptor or he may go to Vārāṇasī and give up his life there.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhrigupatana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhṛgupatana (भृगुपतन).—a fall from a precipice.

Derivable forms: bhṛgupatanam (भृगुपतनम्).

Bhṛgupatana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhṛgu and patana (पतन).

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

Bhṛgupatana (भृगुपतन):—[=bhṛgu-patana] [from bhṛgu] n. a fall from a precipice, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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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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