Bhutas, Bhūtas: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhūtas (भूतस्).—(A set of beings created by Rudra). General. A Mānava class or sect in ancient India. In the Purāṇas, this Mānava sect is classified into four subdivisions. (1) Dharmapraja (2) Īśvarapraja (3) Kāśyapīyapraja (4) Pulahapraja. (See full article at Story of Bhūtas from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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