Brahmacari, aka: Brahmacārī, Brahmacāri; 6 Definition(s)
Brahmacari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Brahmachari.
Brahmacāri (additional aspect of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Śrītatvanidhi) Subrahmaṇya in this aspect should have two eyes, two arms and be standing upon a padma. He must have a tuft of hair on his head, a yajñopavīta, mauñji (grass girdle) and kaupīna. The right leg should be firmly placed upon the padma and the left one slightly bent and rested upon it. In the right hand there should be a daṇḍa and in the left a vajra. His complexion should be red.(Source): Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Brahmacāri (ब्रह्मचारि).—A son of Krodhā and a Devagandharva.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 38.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Brahmacārī (ब्रह्मचारी).—A celibate student under the care of a spiritual master. One in the first order of spiritual life; In the Vedic social order, the student class who strictly accept the vow of celibacy, in the case of brāhmaṇas, up to the age of 25, at which time they may marry or continue the life of celibacy; a celibate student of a spiritual master; A member of the first spiritual devision of life, according to the Vedic social system of four āśramas. See Gṛhasta, Sannyāsī, Vānaprastha.(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary
brahmacārī : leading a chaste life.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Languages of India and abroad
brahmacārī (ब्रह्मचारी).—m (S) A Brahman from his investiture with the sacrificial thread until marriage; during which period he is enjoined to observe the strictest chastity. 2 A Brahman that religiously abstains from all sexual commerce with women; either for a time or through life. sōḷā sahastra gōpī bhōgūna bra0 (Allusively to the numberless fornications of kṛṣṇa.) Used ironically of one who revels in sensuality or impurity and yet affects chastity and sanctity.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
brahmacārī (ब्रह्मचारी).—m A brāmhaṇa from his muñja until marriage.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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Verse 2.2.109 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.2.73 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.2.72 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 6.87-88 < [Section VIII - The Renouncer of the Veda (vedasaṃnyāsika)]
Verse 3.186 < [Section IX - The Sanctifiers of Company]
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Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 4 - On Gāyatrī Hridaya < [Book 12]
Chapter 22 - On the rules of Vaiśvadeva < [Book 11]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 12 - The Perfect Society: Four Spiritual Classes < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
Chapter 17 - Lord Krishna’s Description of the Varnasrama System < [Canto XI - General History]
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Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra (by Śāṅkhāyana)
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