Bodhya: 10 definitions


Bodhya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bodhya (बोध्य).—A famous teacher-priest. Once there was a discussion between Nahuṣa and Bodhya on Philosophy. The summary of what Bodhya said is as follows:—

Before I advise others, I do it myself first. I am the teacher of none. I take the world as my teacher. I learned the lessons of harmlessness from snakes, disappointment from Piṅgala the harlot, self-sacrifice from animals, concentration from the archer, and loneliness from a maid who is a spinster. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, 171, 56, 61).

This hermit came to the King Yayāti and taught him philosophy and ethics. The whole of the Chapter 171 of Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, comprises the exhortations of this hermit, which are known by the famous name Bodhya-Gītā (Song of Bodhya).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bodhya (बोध्य).—A Siddha, and a disciple of Bāṣkala (c) in charge of the first Ṛk Śākha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 14; XII. 6. 55; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 18.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bodhya (बोध्य).—A technical term for the vocative case in the Jainendra Vyakarana.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bodhya (बोध्य).—a.

1) To be known or understood; उत्थायोत्थाय बोद्धव्यं महद्भयमुपस्थितम् (utthāyotthāya boddhavyaṃ mahadbhayamupasthitam) H.

2) Intelligible, perceivable.

3) To be informed, instructed &c.

See also (synonyms): boddhavya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhya (बोध्य).—mfn.

(-dhyaḥ-dhyā-dhyaṃ) To be informed, taught, waked, &c. E. budh to know, causal v., yat aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhya (बोध्य).—[adjective] to be known or understood, to be taught or explained.

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

1) Bodhya (बोध्य):—[from budh] mfn. to be known or understood, to be regarded or recognized as ([nominative case]), [Vedāntasāra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be made known, [Vedāntasāra]

3) [v.s. ...] to be enlightened or instructed, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhya (बोध्य):—[(dhyaḥ-dhyā-dhyaṃ) a.] That should be understood, taught, &c.

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Bodhya 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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