Bhumandala, aka: Bhūmaṇḍala, Bhu-mandala; 5 Definition(s)


Bhumandala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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The Buddhist cosmology divides the bhūmaṇḍala (circle of the earth) into three separate levels:

  1. Kāmadhātu (Desire realm),
  2. Rūpadhātu (Form realm),
  3. and Ārūpyadhātu (Formless realm).

In the Kāmadhātu is located Mount Sumeru which is said to be surrounded by four island-continents. "The southernmost island is called Jambudvīpa". The other three continents of Buddhist accounts around Sumeru are not accessible to humans from Jambudvīpa. Jambudvīpa is shaped like a triangle with a blunted point facing south. In its center is a gigantic Jambu tree from which the continent takes its name, meaning "Jambu Island".

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhūmaṇḍala (भूमंडल).—n (S) The terraqueous globe. Ex. lagnārthī hiṇḍatāṃ bhū0 ॥.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhūmaṇḍala (भूमंडल).—n The terraqueous globe.

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

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Bhūmaṇḍala (भूमण्डल).—

1) the earth, (terrestrial globe).

2) the circumference of the earth.

Derivable forms: bhūmaṇḍalam (भूमण्डलम्).

Bhūmaṇḍala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhū and maṇḍala (मण्डल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūmaṇḍala (भूमण्डल).—n.

(-laṃ) The terrestrial globe.

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