Bhujaga: 13 definitions


Bhujaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhujaga (भुजग) refers to a “serpent”, according to the Commentary on the Śivasūtra.—Accordingly, “That subtle and supreme power is said to be Stillness (nirācāra). Wrapping (itself around) [i.e., veṣṭayitvā] the Point (bindu) (in the centre) of the heart, her form is that of a sleeping serpent [i.e., prasupta-bhujaga-ākṛti]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Bhujaga (भुजग) refers to a class of mahoraga deities gods according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The mahoraga refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The mahoragas are are dark or black in complexion and the Nāga is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree).

The deities such as the Bhujagas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhujaga : (m.) a snake.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhujaga (भुजग).—[bhuj-bhakṣaṇe ka, bhujaḥ kuṭilībhavan san gacchati, gam ḍa] A snake, serpent; भुजगाश्लेषसंवीतजानोः (bhujagāśleṣasaṃvītajānoḥ) Mk.1.1; Me.62; also 112.

-gī The Āśleṣā Nakṣatra.

Derivable forms: bhujagaḥ (भुजगः).

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

Bhujaga (भुजग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A snake. E. bhuj a curve, and ga who goes.

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

Bhujaga (भुजग).—[bhuj + a-ga] 1., m. A snake, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 4. f. , A female snake, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1156.

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

Bhujaga (भुजग).—[masculine] ī [feminine] snake (lit. going crookedly), serpent-demon or serpent-maid; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Bhujaga (भुजग):—[=bhuja-ga] [from bhuja > bhuj] a See bhujaga.

2) [from bhuj] b m. ([from] bhuja + ga) ‘going in curves’, a snake, serpent, serpent-demon (ifc. f(ā). ), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (-tva n., [Mahābhārata])

3) [from bhuj] n. ([probably]) tin or lead, [Kālacakra]

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

Bhujaga (भुजग):—[bhuja-ga] (gaḥ) 1. m. A snake.

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

Bhujaga (भुजग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhuaga, Bhuagā.

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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

Bhujaga (ಭುಜಗ):—

1) [noun] any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas; a snake.

2) [noun] a man who has illicit sexual relations with a woman.

3) [noun] (math.) a symbol for the number eight.

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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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