Bhuva: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhuva (भुव).—Also antarikṣa—the second of the seven created worlds: vāyu is its presiding deity: burnt down by pralaya fire;1 residents: Marut, Mātariśva, Rudras, Aśvins, Ādityas, Sādhyas, Pitrs, Angirasa sages etc., intervening between the earth and the sun; the residents here drink soma and ghee.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 155; 21. 21; IV. 1. 156; 2. 14-17, 27-30.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 19, 29, 40, 43.

1b) The second kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 29.

1c) The eleventh kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 31.

1d) A son of Unnetā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 56.

1e) The seventh son of Devakī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 181.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhuva (भुव).—Ved.

1) Fire.

2) The earth (bhuvoloka).

3) The air, atmosphere (bhuvas).

Derivable forms: bhuvaḥ (भुवः).

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

1) Bhuva (भुव):—a vat, vana etc. See [columns] 2. 3.

2) [from bhū] b m. Name of Agni, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] ([Mahīdhara]), [Kauśika-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Pratihartṛ, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a mushroom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) = bhuvas, the atmosphere.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bhuva (भुव):—

1) m. nach [MARĪDH.] Bez. des Agni [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 13, 54.] in Formeln neben bhuvana u.s.w. [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 116. 128.] —

2) = bhuvas Luftgebiet in einigen compp.: bhuvādivarṇana [Oxforder Handschriften 13,a,16.] bhūrbhuvādika [Sūryasiddhānta 12, 29.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 18, 26]; vgl. bhuvabhartar, bhūrbhuvakara fgg. —

3) m. Schwamm [NIGH. PR.] — Vgl. bhauvāyana .

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Bhuva (भुव):—

2) [Mahābhārata 13, 802.]

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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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