Bhushundi, Bhuśuṇḍi: 10 definitions
Bhushundi 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.
The Sanskrit term Bhuśuṇḍi can be transliterated into English as Bhusundi or Bhushundi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Bhuśuṇḍī (भुशुण्डी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Bhuśuṇḍī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1b) A mind-born mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 16.
Bhuśuṇḍi (भुशुण्डि) refers to the name of a Weapon mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.105). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhuśuṇḍi) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa
Bhuśuṇḍi (भुशुण्डि) refers to “fire arms” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.: Bhuśuṇḍis (fire arms)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.
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.
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Bhūśuṇḍī (भूशुण्डी) refers to a kind of weapon. It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhuśuṇḍi (भुशुण्डि) or Bhuśuṇḍī (भुशुण्डी).—f. A sort of weapon or missile.
Derivable forms: bhuśuṇḍiḥ (भुशुण्डिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhuśuṇḍī (भुशुण्डी) or Bhuśaṇḍī.—f. (-ṇḍī) A weapon, apparently a kind of fire arms or rocket.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhuśuṇḍī (भुशुण्डी).—f. A weapon, apparently a kind of fire-arms, Mahābhārata 3, 643.
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 48 - Swallowing of Śukra < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 36 - Mutual fight < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 44 - Andhaka’s attainment of the leadership of Gaṇas < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 4.2: New and Rare Words < [Appendices]
Appendix 2.3: new and rare words < [Appendices]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and Vrtrasura < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 10 - Dhruva Maharaja’s Fight With the Yaksas < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter L - Death of viduratha < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter XXXVII - Catalogue of the forces continued < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter xxxvi < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]