Bhutapati, aka: Bhūtapati, Bhuta-pati; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Bhutapati in Purana glossaries]

1a) Bhūtapati (भूतपति).—Is Agni;1 also Śiva.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 21.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 25. 39.

1b) See Bhūtas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 2. 26.
(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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Itihasa (narrative history)

[Bhutapati in Itihasa glossaries]

Bhūtapati (भूतपति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.19, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhūta-pati) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Bhutapati in Pali glossaries]

bhūtapati : (m.) lord of demons.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Bhutapati in Sanskrit glossaries]

Bhūtapati (भूतपति).—

1) an epithet of Śiva; ध्यानास्पदं भूतपतेर्विवश (dhyānāspadaṃ bhūtapatervivaśa) Ku.3.43,74.

2) of Agni.

3) the sacred basil.

4) the sky; ज्वलसि यन्निशि भूतपतिं श्रितः (jvalasi yanniśi bhūtapatiṃ śritaḥ) N.4.55.

Derivable forms: bhūtapatiḥ (भूतपतिः).

Bhūtapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and pati (पति).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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