Bubhuksha, Bubhukṣā: 15 definitions
Bubhuksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Bubhukṣā can be transliterated into English as Bubhuksa or Bubhuksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा) refers to the “hunger” (when living in the forest), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] In the forest, air and darkness are too much. There are always hunger (bubhukṣā) and great fears too. Hence, dwelling in a forest is very much a misery’”.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा):—Desire to take food.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा) refers to “feeling hungry”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] He who has stolen the Yoga of the Command and (the knowledge of) ritual and mantra (from his teacher) and (then) flees, does not achieve (true) balance. How can (that) fool stand (firmly). (He is) like (someone whose) body (is sick) that vomits (the food he) has eaten. Whether he feels hungry (bubhukṣā) or not, the body (of this) contemptuous one (is always) thin (and emaciated)”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा).—f S Hunger.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा).—f Hunger. bubhukṣita a Hungry. Fig. Needy.
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.
1) Desire of eating, hunger.
2) The desire of enjoying anything.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kṣā) 1. Hunger. 2. The desire of enjoyment. E. bhuj to eat, in the desid. form, affs. aṅ and ṭāp .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा).—i. e. bubhukṣa, desider. of bhuj, + a, f. Desire of eating, [Hitopadeśa] 77, 1, M. M.; Hunger, [Pañcatantra] 114, 4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा).—[feminine] desire of eating, hunger.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा):—f. ([from] [Desiderative] of √3. bhuj) desire of enjoying anything, [Mahābhārata]
2) wish to eat, appetise, hunger, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा):—(kṣā) 1. f. Hunger.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bubhukkhā, Bhukkhā.
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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.
Bubhukṣā (बुभुक्षा):—(nf) appetite; hunger; ~[kṣā-vardhaka] appetizing; an appetizer; ~[kṣita,~kṣu] hungry; having appetite.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Bubhukshapanaya, Bubhukshapidita.
Ends with: Abubhuksha.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 9 - Jātaka of the Pigeon < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]
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The lives of Mahātyāgavat < [Part 14 - Generosity and the other virtues]
Jivanandana of Anandaraya Makhin (Study) (by G. D. Jayalakshmi)
Analysis of Vidūṣaka < [Chapter 6 - Dramatic aspects of the Jīvanandana Nāṭaka]