Brahmayoni, Brahmayōni, Brahman-yoni, Brahma-yoni: 12 definitions


Brahmayoni means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—A holy place in Kurukṣetra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 143 that one who bathes in this holy Bath will attain the world of Brahmā.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.121). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Brahma-yoni) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि) refers to “one born from Brahmā”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 1.64.—Accordingly: “Therefore when my Guru, who was born from Brahmā (brahmayoni), takes care of me in this way, how could my accomplishments not be continuous, free from calamities?”.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि) refers to the “source of Brahman”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “A Brāhmaṇa—who is abiding in the source of Brahman (brahmayoni-stha), devoted to his own wife and pure—is entitled to Viṣṇu’s supreme Creative Energy in the form of Mantra. A Brāhmaṇa who is not supported may not act with it (i.e. the kriyāśakti) in this world. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmayoni in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmayōni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—f (S) A long and narrow hollow through a rock at Benares. Through this every pilgrim must attempt a passage. If he stick in the middle, he is regarded as embarrassed by sin. There is a corresponding hollow way through another rock, called rudrayōni q. v.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—a.

1) sprung from Brahman; गुरुणा ब्रह्मयोनिना (guruṇā brahmayoninā) R.1.64.

-niḥ f.

Brahmayoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and yoni (योनि).

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

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—m.

(-niḥ) A particular mountain. Adj. Sprung from Brahma. E. brahma and yoni place of production.

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

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—1. [feminine] home in Brahman, stha [adjective] = seq.

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Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि).—2. [adjective] dwelling in Brahman as in one’s home.

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

1) Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि):—[=brahma-yoni] [from brahma > brahman] f. original source or home in Brahmă, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka] (-stha mfn. ‘abiding in Br°’ or ‘intent on the means of union with Br°’ [Manu-smṛti x, 74])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a place of pilgrimage (also ), [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a mountain (= -giri), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. having one’s source or home in Brahmă, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] descended or sprung from Brahmā, [Raghuvaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Brahmayoni (ब्रह्मयोनि):—[brahma-yoni] (niḥ) 2. m. A mountain.

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Brahmayoni 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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