Bhutananda, Bhūtananda, Bhūtānanda: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bhutananda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhutananda in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhūtananda (भूतनन्द).—A prince who ruled from Kilikilā after the Maunas ceased to reign.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 32.
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bhutananda in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhutānanda (भुतानन्द) is the name of a Nāgendra (i.e., Nāga-indra), as mentioned to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly,

“[...] Bhutānanda, the Nāga-indra, attended by the Sāmānikas and others summoned by Dakṣa, the chief of the infantry, ringing the bell Meghasvarā, ascended the car made by an Ābhiyogika-god and went to mount Meru occupied by the Lord of the Three Worlds”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Bhūtānanda (भूतानन्द) refers to one of the two Indras (lords) of the Nāgakumāra (serpentine youths) class of “residential celestial beings” (bhavanavāsin), itself a main division of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.3. The Nāgakumāras live on the mountains and in sandalwood trees. Dharaṇa and Bhūtānanda are the two lords in the Fiendish-youths residential celestial beings.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhutananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhūtananda (भूतनन्द):—[=bhūta-nanda] [from bhūta > bhū] m. Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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