Bhutanatha, Bhūtanātha, Bhuta-natha: 5 definitions

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Bhūtanātha (भूतनाथ) is the name of a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The disciple of Bhūtanātha is mentioned as being Kanthādhārin. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers (eg., Bhūtanātha). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūtanātha (भूतनाथ).—an epithet of Śiva; तद् भूतनाथानुग नार्हसि त्वम् (tad bhūtanāthānuga nārhasi tvam) R.2.58.

Derivable forms: bhūtanāthaḥ (भूतनाथः).

Bhūtanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and nātha (नाथ).

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

Bhūtanātha (भूतनाथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) Siva. E. bhūta a spirit of element, and nātha lord.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhūtanātha (भूतनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. See Prājñabhūtanātha.

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

1) Bhūtanātha (भूतनाथ):—[=bhūta-nātha] [from bhūta > bhū] m. ‘lord of beings or spirits’, Name of Śiva, [Raghuvaṃśa; Caṇḍa-kauśika]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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