Bidaujas, Biḍaujas: 5 definitions



Bidaujas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Biḍaujas (बिडौजस्).—A son born to Aditi by the blessings of Viṣṇu. (Padma Purāṇa, Bhūmikāṇḍa, Chapter 3).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Biḍaujas (बिडौजस्) refers to a name of Indra, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.111; 16.36; 5.78; 5.24; 14.35.

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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’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Biḍaujas (बिडौजस्) is a name of Indra, as mentioned in chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] as [Lalitāṅa] was speaking thus, the god Dṛḍhadharma came to him at Biḍaujas’s command, and said, ‘The Indra of Aiśāna-heaven intends to go to Nandīśvara, etc., to make a pūjā to the statues of the Jinas. You go also at his command’.”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Biḍaujas (बिडौजस्).—m. (veveṣṭi viṭ vyāpakamojo yasya biḍaujāḥ pṛṣodarāditvāt vṛddhiḥ N.5.24 Nārāyana com.); also विडौजस् (viḍaujas). An epithet of Indra; तव भवतु बिडौजा प्राज्यवृष्टिः प्रजासु (tava bhavatu biḍaujā prājyavṛṣṭiḥ prajāsu) Ś.7.34; तेजसेव बिडौजसः (tejaseva biḍaujasaḥ) N.17.111.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Biḍaujas (बिडौजस्):—, so die südindischen Hdschrr. nach [PISCHEL.]

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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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