Bhujangama, Bhujaṅgama, Bhujamgama: 8 definitions


Bhujangama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम).—See Nāgas; vanquished by Rāvaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 255.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम) refers to “serpents”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Venus should enter the constellation of Āśleṣā there will be much suffering from serpents [i.e., bhujaṅgama-dāruṇapīḍā]; it Venus should pass through the constellation of Magha, elephant keepers or ministers will suffer and there will be abundance of rain. If Venus should pass through the constellation of Pūrvaphalgunī, hill men and the people of Pulinda will perish and there will be abundance of rain; if she should pass through the constellation of Uttaraphalgunī, the people of Kuru, of Jāṅgala and of Pāñcāla will perish, and there will also be rain”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम) is a synonym of Sarpa (“snake”), according to the Amarakośa.—The Sanatkumāra Saṃhitā (III.36cd-37ab) states that snakes are of two kinds, Nāgas and Sarpas. While the former can take any form they desire, the latter are those which glide. The Amarakośa (verses I.10.3-6) gives 33 synonyms for snake [viz. Bhujaṅgama]. Snakes are said to reside in Nāgaloka which is located in the endless bowels of the earth with countless palaces, houses and towers, it is also known as pātālaloka.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhujaṅgama : (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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम).—

1) A snake; गजभुजङ्गमयोरपि बन्धनम् (gajabhujaṅgamayorapi bandhanam) Bhartṛhari 2.91.

2) An epithet of Rāhu.

3) The number 'eight'.

4) The constellation आश्लेषा (āśleṣā).

-mī A female snake.

-mam Lead.

Derivable forms: bhujaṅgamaḥ (भुजङ्गमः).

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

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम).—m.

(-maḥ) A snake. E. bhuj bending, gam to go, and khac aff.; also bhujaga and bhujaṅga .

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

Bhujaṅgama (भुजङ्गम):—[bhuja-ṅgama] (maḥ) 1. m. A snake.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhujaṃgama (ಭುಜಂಗಮ):—

1) [noun] = ಭುಜಗ - [bhujaga -] 1.

2) [noun] the mythological serpent-demon, Rāhu, considered as one of the nine astrological planets.

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

4) [noun] Āślēṣa, Epsilon Hydra, the ninth of the twenty seven astrologically important stars.

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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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