Bhringiriti, Bhṛṅgiriṭi, Bhṛṅgirīṭi, Bhṛṅgīriṭi: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bhringiriti 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 terms Bhṛṅgiriṭi and Bhṛṅgirīṭi and Bhṛṅgīriṭi can be transliterated into English as Bhrngiriti or Bhringiriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhringiriti in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhṛṅgīriṭi (भृङ्गीरिटि) or Bhṛṅgiriṭi is the name of a leader of Gaṇas (Gaṇapa or Gaṇeśvara or Gaṇādhipa) who came to Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20. Accordingly, after Śiva decided to become the friend of Kubera:—“[...] The leaders of Gaṇas revered by the whole world and of high fortune arrived there. [...] Lokāntaka, Dīptātmā and the lord Daityāntaka, lord Bhṛṅgīriṭi and the glorious Devadevapriya, Aśani Bhānuka and Sanātana each with sixty-four crores; Nandīśvara the supreme chief of Gaṇas, and Mahābala each with hundred crores. [...]”.

These [viz., Bhṛṅgīriṭi] and other leaders of Gaṇas [viz., Gaṇapas] were all powerful (mahābala) and innumerable (asaṃkhyāta). [...] The Gaṇa chiefs and other noble souls of spotless splendour eagerly reached there desirous of seeing Śiva. Reaching the spot they saw Śiva, bowed to and eulogised him.

Bhṛṅgīriṭi participated in Vīrabhadra’s campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“O Nārada, listen to the numerical strength of the most important and courageous of those groups. [...] O sage, Saṃvartaka, Kulīśa, Svayamprabhu, Lokāntaka, Dīptātmā, Daityāntaka, Bhṛṅgīriṭi, Devadevapriya, Aśani and Bhālaka each went with sixty-four thousand Gaṇas. [...] Thus at the bidding of Śiva, the heroic Vīrabhadra went ahead followed by crores and crores, thousands and thousands, hundreds and hundreds of Gaṇas [viz., Bhṛṅgīriṭi]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Bhṛṅgiriṭi (भृङ्गिरिटि) 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 Bhṛṅgiriṭi).

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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»] — Bhringiriti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhṛṅgiriṭi (भृङ्गिरिटि) or Bhṛṅgirīṭi (भृङ्गिरीटि).—See भृङ्गरिटि (bhṛṅgariṭi).

Derivable forms: bhṛṅgiriṭiḥ (भृङ्गिरिटिः), bhṛṅgirīṭiḥ (भृङ्गिरीटिः).

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

1) Bhṛṅgiriṭi (भृङ्गिरिटि):—[from bhṛṅga] m. ([Harivaṃśa; Bālarāmāyaṇa]) = bhṛngariṭi q.v.

2) [v.s. ...] riṭī ([ib. iii, 104, 15]) [dual number] Name of two of Śiva’s attendants.

3) Bhṛṅgirīṭi (भृङ्गिरीटि):—[from bhṛṅga] m. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) = bhṛngariṭi q.v.

4) Bhṛṅgīriṭi (भृङ्गीरिटि):—[from bhṛṅga] m. ([Harivaṃśa]) = bhṛngariṭi q.v.

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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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