Bhringara, Bhṛṅgāra, Bhrimgara: 12 definitions


Bhringara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Bhṛṅgāra can be transliterated into English as Bhrngara or Bhringara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार) refers to a “vase” (water-jar), which is an accessories used in a dramatic play, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such accessories and weapons should be made by experts using proper measurements and given to persons in their respective conditions. It forms a component of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार) is the name of a Rāśi (zodiac sign) 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 Bhṛṅgāra).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार).—1 A golden vase or pitcher; प्रगृह्य राजा भृङ्गारं पाद्यमस्मै न्यवेदयत् (pragṛhya rājā bhṛṅgāraṃ pādyamasmai nyavedayat) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.52.14.

2) A pitcher of a particular shape (Mar. jhārī); also भृङ्गारुः (bhṛṅgāruḥ); काञ्चनैश्चैव भृङ्गारैर्जुह्रुः सलिलमग्रतः (kāñcanaiścaiva bhṛṅgārairjuhruḥ salilamagrataḥ) Rām.5.18.12; शिशिरसुरभिसलिलपूर्णोऽयं भृङ्गारः (śiśirasurabhisalilapūrṇo'yaṃ bhṛṅgāraḥ) Ve.6.

3) A vase used at the coronation of a king; गुणेषु न तु मे द्वेषो भृङ्गारः प्रतिगृह्यताम् (guṇeṣu na tu me dveṣo bhṛṅgāraḥ pratigṛhyatām) Pratijñā Y.4.21; स्थालानां चषकाणां च भृङ्गाराणां च भूरिशः (sthālānāṃ caṣakāṇāṃ ca bhṛṅgārāṇāṃ ca bhūriśaḥ) Śiva B.29.58; तेषां बाह्यं चारं छत्रभृङ्गारव्यजनपादुकोपग्राहिणस्तीक्ष्णा विद्यः (teṣāṃ bāhyaṃ cāraṃ chatrabhṛṅgāravyajanapādukopagrāhiṇastīkṣṇā vidyaḥ) Kau. A.1. 12.

-ram 1 Gold.

2) Cloves.

Derivable forms: bhṛṅgāraḥ (भृङ्गारः), bhṛṅgāram (भृङ्गारम्).

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A golden vase, especially used at royal ceremonials. 2. A shrub, (Eclipta prostrata, &c.: see bhṛṅgarāja) n.

(-raṃ) 1. Cloves. 2. Gold. f. (-rī) A cricket. E. bhṛ to contain, (water, &c.) ārak Unadi aff., and guk augment; or bhṛṅga a bee, and ari an enemy, fem. form.

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार).— (cf. bhṛṅga), I. m. A golden vase. Ii. n. Gold. Iii. f. , A cricket.

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार).—[masculine] [neuter] water-pot, pitcher.

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

1) Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार):—[from bhṛṅga] mn. (said to be [from] √bhṛ) a golden pitcher or vase, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a vase used at the inauguration of a king (of 8 different substances and 8 different forms), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. = bhṛṅgarāja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [from bhṛṅga] n. cloves

5) [v.s. ...] gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार):—(raḥ) 1. m. A golden vase; a shrub (Eclipta prostrata). f. () A criket. n. Cloves; gold.

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

Bhṛṅgāra (भृङ्गार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhiṃgāra, Bhiṃgāraka, Bhiṃgāraga.

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Bhringara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhringara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhṛṃgāra (ಭೃಂಗಾರ):—

1) [noun] a golden pitcher or vase.

2) [noun] a vase or pitcher (in gen.) 3) gold.

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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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