Bhurbhuva, Bhūrbhuva, Bhur-bhuva: 5 definitions



Bhurbhuva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhurbhuva in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Bhūrbhuva (भूर्भुव) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Gandhamādana, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (e.g., Bhūrbhuva) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhūrbhuva (भूर्भुव).—Name of one of the mindborn sons of Brahman.

Derivable forms: bhūrbhuvaḥ (भूर्भुवः).

Bhūrbhuva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūr and bhuva (भुव).

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

1) Bhūrbhuva (भूर्भुव):—[=bhūr-bhuva] [from bhūr > bhū] m. Name of one of the mind-born sons of Brahmā, [Harivaṃśa]

2) Bhūrbhūva (भूर्भूव):—[=bhūr-bhūva] [from bhūr > bhū] m. Name of a Daitya, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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