Bodhayana, Bodhāyana: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bodhayana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bodhāyana (बोधायन).—An individual of the lineage of teachers. (See the word Guruparaṃparā).

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Bodhāyana (बोधायन) or Bodhāyanasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Bodhāyana-saṃhitā).

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bodhayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bodhāyana (बोधायन).—Name of a teacher and author of ब्रह्मसूत्रवृत्ति (brahmasūtravṛtti).

Derivable forms: bodhāyanaḥ (बोधायनः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bodhāyana (बोधायन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Brahmasūtravṛtti. Oppert. 1511. Ii, 4774 (Brahmasūtravṛttivyākhyā). He is quoted by Rāmānuja in the Śrībhāṣya (based on this
—[commentary]), in Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^a, by Śrīnivāsadāsa in Yatīndramatadīpikā. He is said to have commented also on the Bhagavadgītā and ten Upaniṣads.

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

Bodhāyana (बोधायन):—[from budh] m. Name of a teacher and author of the Brahma-sūtra-vṛtti (said to have commented also on the Bhagavad-gītā and 10 Upaniṣads), [Catalogue(s)]

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Bodhayana in German

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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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