Bhutapreta, Bhūtapreta, Bhuta-preta: 3 definitions

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Bhutapreta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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»] — Bhutapreta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhūtapreta (भूतप्रेत) refers to “ghosts and goblins”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The backs of some were torn with javelins and goads. Several heads chopped off by double-edged swords fell on the ground. Hundreds of headless, limbless trunks were seen dancing and bouncing with arrows sticking to their hands. Blood flowed like streams in hundreds of places. Hundreds of ghosts and goblins (bhūtapreta) flocked there. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Bhutapreta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhūtaprēta (भूतप्रेत).—n (S) See under bhūtakēta.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhutapreta in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Bhūtapreta (भूतप्रेत):—n. ghosts and spirits, specifically sprits of the dead which are not yet reincarnated;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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