Bodhya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Bodhya in Purana glossaries]

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): Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

[Bodhya in Vyakarana glossaries]

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

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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-English dictionary

[Bodhya in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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