Bhrubhanga, Bhrūbhaṅga, Bhru-bhanga, Bhrubhamga: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhrubhanga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग) refers to the “(sportive) touch of (Śiva’s) eyebrows”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Śiva, the lord of gods, is devoid of riches created by Brahmā. But His mind is engrossed in the ocean of true knowledge. [...] He is attributeless, supreme soul, great lord and greater than Prakṛti. He can create and annihilate things by a mere sportive touch of His eyebrows (bhrūbhaṅga-līlā). His manifestations are threefold, He is the cause of creation sustenance and annihilation in the names of Brahmā Viṣṇu and Śiva. Brahmā stays in Brahmaloka, Viṣṇu in the milk ocean, Śiva in Kailāsa, all these are the attributes of Śiva. [...]”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bhrubhanga in Jainism glossary
Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Bhrūbhaṅga] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग) refers to a “frown”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This world totters to the limit of the world of Brahmā with the fear of the beginning of a frown (bhrūbhaṅga-ārambhabhīta), and mountains immediately fall asunder by force of [the fact that] the earth is overcome by the weight of the heavy feet, of those heroes who are all led to death by the king of time in [the space of] some days. Nevertheless, desire is intense only in a living being who is bereft of sense”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग).—contraction or knitting of the eyebrows, a frown; तरङ्गभ्रूभङ्गा क्षुभितविहगश्रेणिरशना (taraṅgabhrūbhaṅgā kṣubhitavihagaśreṇiraśanā) V.4.28; सभ्रूभङ्गं मुखमिव (sabhrūbhaṅgaṃ mukhamiva) Meghadūta 24; सभ्रूभङ्गम् (sabhrūbhaṅgam) 'with a frown'.

Derivable forms: bhrūbhaṅgaḥ (भ्रूभङ्गः).

Bhrūbhaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhrū and bhaṅga (भङ्ग). See also (synonyms): bhrūbheda.

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

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) A frown. E, bhrū the brow, bhaṅga a breaking, bending.

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

Bhrubhaṅga (भ्रुभङ्ग).—[bhrubhaṅga = bhrū-bhaṅga], see bhaṅga.

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Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग).—m. a frown, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 115; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 398. Sa-bhrū-bhaṅga + m, adv. knitting the brows, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 16, 17.

Bhrūbhaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhrū and bhaṅga (भङ्ग).

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

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग).—[masculine] contraction of the eye-brows.

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

1) Bhrubhaṅga (भ्रुभङ्ग):—[=bhru-bhaṅga] a See 771, [column]1.

2) Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग):—[=bhrū-bhaṅga] [from bhrū] m. = -kuṭī, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa etc.]

3) Bhrubhaṅga (भ्रुभङ्ग):—[=bhru-bhaṅga] [from bhru > bhrū] b m. = bhrū-bh, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग):—[bhrū-bhaṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. A frown.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhrubhanga 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»] — Bhrubhanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhrūbhaṃga (ಭ್ರೂಭಂಗ):—[noun] = ಭ್ರುಕುಟಿ - [bhrukuti -] 1 & 2.

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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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