Bhutasana, Bhūtāsana: 4 definitions
Bhutasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Bhūtāsana (भूतासन) is the name of a magic chariot acquired by Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44. Accordingly, as Vajraprabha said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there he [Maya-Asura] taught the prince [Sūryaprabha] ascetic practices of such a kind that by means of them the prince and his ministers quickly acquired the sciences. And he taught him also the art of providing himself with magic chariots, so that he acquired a chariot named Bhūtāsana. Then Maya brought Sūryaprabha, mounted on that chariot, with his ministers, having acquired the sciences, back to his own city from Pātāla”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhūtāsana, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Languages of India and abroad
Bhūtāsana (भूतासन):—[from bhūta > bhū] n. ‘seat of Bhūtas’, Name of a magic chariot, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Full-text: Vajraratra, Ratnaprabha.
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Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XLIV < [Book VIII - Sūryaprabha]
Chapter XLVI < [Book VIII - Sūryaprabha]
Chapter XLVIII < [Book VIII - Sūryaprabha]