Bhucara, Bhūcara, Bhu-cara: 11 definitions



Bhucara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhuchara.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Bhūcara is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Bhūcara) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhūcara (भूचर) refers to the “terrestrial” classification of meat (māṃsa) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The text [māṃsa-prakaraṇa] says the three fold division of meat [such as terrestrial (bhūcara)...]. The terrestrial animals are aśva (horse), uṣṭra (camel), gardabha (donkey), mṛga (deer), varāha (wild boar), chāga (goat), śaśa (rabbit), nakula (mongoose) and godhā (iguana).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhūcara (भूचर).—a (S) That moves or lives on land, terrestrial; opp. to aquatic, amphibious, aerial, volant.

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

bhūcara (भूचर).—a Terrestrial.

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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

Bhūcara (भूचर).—a. moving or living on land. (-raḥ) 1 any landanimal (opp. jalacara).

2) epithet of Śiva.

Bhūcara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhū and cara (चर).

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

Bhūcara (भूचर).—[bhū-cara], adj. Moving on the ground, [Pañcatantra] 114, 21.

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

Bhūcara (भूचर).—[adjective] going or living on the earth; [masculine] inhabitant of the earth.

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

1) Bhūcara (भूचर):—[=bhū-cara] mf(ā)n. going on the earth, inhabiting the earth (also m.), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] moving or living on land, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhucara 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhūcara (ಭೂಚರ):—

1) [noun] the act of living, moving on land.

2) [noun] an animal living on land (rather than in water, in the air, in trees, etc.).

3) [noun] (in part.) a human being or human being collectively.

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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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