Bhutagana, Bhūtagaṇa, Bhūtagana, Bhuta-gana: 11 definitions


Bhutagana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhutagana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण) refers to the “(divine) Bhūta attendants”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Rudra’s sister Caṇḍī assuming a great festive mood came there with great pleasure but inspiring terror in others. [...] The divine Bhūta attendants (bhūtagaṇa) were crores and crores in number. They shone in diverse forms. Accompanied by them Caṇḍī of deformed face went ahead gladly and enthusiastically. She was equally competent to please and to harass. All the Gaṇas of Śiva numbering to eleven crore s, terrible but favourites of Śiva were kept by her far behind. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण).—A deva gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 72. 50.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A mountain near Himava. Ap.i.179; ThagA.i.215.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण).—

1) the collection of created beings.

2) the whole class of spirits or devils; प्रेतान् भूतागणांश्चान्ये यजन्ते तामसा जनाः (pretān bhūtāgaṇāṃścānye yajante tāmasā janāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 17.4.

Derivable forms: bhūtagaṇaḥ (भूतगणः).

Bhūtagaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and gaṇa (गण).

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

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A class of spirits or goblins. E. bhūta and gaṇa a troop.

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

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण).—[masculine] host of beings or demons.

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

1) Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण):—[=bhūta-gaṇa] [from bhūta > bhū] m. the host of living beings, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] a multitude of spirits or ghosts, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Bhūtagaṇa (भूतगण):—[bhūta-gaṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. A class of sprites.

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Bhutagana in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Bhutagana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhūtagaṇa (ಭೂತಗಣ):—

1) [noun] a multitude of daemons or ghosts.

2) [noun] a class of demigods who attend Śiva.

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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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