Bhutagrama, aka: Bhūtagrāma, Bhuta-grama; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bhūtagrāma (भूतग्राम).—The group of five bhūtas;1 beings are of four kinds; viviparous, aṇḍaja (egg-born), udbhijja (sprouting as plant) and svedaja (sweat produced);2 worshipped in ceremonies prior to the construction of tanks, etc.3 Born of the sacrifice of Varuṇa clothed with tamas, rajas and satva.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 6; III. 1. 32; Matsya-purāṇa 1. 15; 165. 23-24.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 82; 30. 101 and 227; 63. 5; 65. 122.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 31; 58. 26; 166. 5-8.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 33.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhūtagrāma (भूतग्राम).—m S The five elements aggregately.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Bhūtagrāma (भूतग्राम).—

1) the whole multitude or aggregate of living beings; U.7; भूतग्रामः स एवायं भूत्वा भूत्वा प्रलीयते (bhūtagrāmaḥ sa evāyaṃ bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate) Bg.8.19.

2) a multitude of spirits.

3) the body.

Derivable forms: bhūtagrāmaḥ (भूतग्रामः).

Bhūtagrāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and grāma (ग्राम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūtagrāma (भूतग्राम).—m.

(-maḥ) Any aggregate of elementary matter, the body, the world. E. bhūta and grāma a heap.

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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