Bhutamatri, Bhūtamātṛ, Bhuta-matri: 4 definitions

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Bhutamatri 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 Bhūtamātṛ can be transliterated into English as Bhutamatr or Bhutamatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhutamatri in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhūtamātṛ (भूतमातृ) and Bhūtanātha refers to the pair of Goddess and God appearing in the fifteenth Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Bhūtamātṛ—Bhūtanātha]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhūtamātṛ (भूतमातृ).—f. an epithet of Gaurī.

Bhūtamātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and mātṛ (मातृ).

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

Bhūtamātṛ (भूतमातृ).—[feminine] = bhūtajananī.

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

Bhūtamātṛ (भूतमातृ):—[=bhūta-mātṛ] [from bhūta > bhū] f. = -jananī (Name of Gaurī, Brahmī etc.), [Mahābhārata]

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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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