Budbuda, Budbudā: 17 definitions


Budbuda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Budbuda (बुद्बुद) or Budbudaka is the name of a meter belonging to the Natkuṭa class described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“The metre which has in its feet of thirteen syllables, the third, the tenth, the eleventh and the last long, is budbuda”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Budbudā (बुद्बुदा).—A celestial maid. She was the hand-maid of Vargā a celestial beauty. (For further information see Vargā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Budbudā (बुद्बुदा).—A river from the Himālayas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 26.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Budbuda (बुद्बुद) refers to one of the eight Guardians (kṣetrapāla-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Guardians (kṣetrapālāṣṭaka): Ekapāda, Budbuda, Ghaṇṭāvādanaka, Ghora, Gharghara, Valkala, Līla, Laṅkeśvara.

2) Budbuda (बुद्बुद) refers to the “(water) bubbles”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The form of a Kadamba bud and like the foam (on the surface of water) bubbles [i.e., phena-budbuda-sannibha], Oḍḍiyāṇa is located there, the omnipresent sacred seat within the body”.

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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.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Budbuda in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Budbuda (बुद्बुद) refers to “(sparkling) bubbles”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225).—Accordingly, while describing the shire of the Goddess Caṇḍikā, “[Then the portal to the sanctum sanctorum, a riot of colour and form:] She was being illuminated by the entrance, on which there were hanging cloths reddened by lamp-smoke, a row of bracelets made of peacock-throats festooned [over it], a garland of bells closely-set and pale with powdered flour-cakes, which supported two door-panels, [studded] with tin lion heads with thick, iron pins in their centers, barricaded with an ivory-rod bolt, carrying [what seemed to be] a necklace of sparkling bubbles (sphurita-budbuda) that were mirrors oozing yellow, blue and red [light]”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Budbudā (बुद्बुदा)—One of the five Apsarās (beautiful heavenly dancing girls) who were sent by Indra to break the severe austerity of a saintly person called Acyuta ṛṣi.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Budbuda (बुद्बुद) (“water bubble”) refers to one of the various types of upamāna (comparisons) in order to explain dharmanairātmya (“non-self of dharmas”). Cf. the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XI).  According to Mokṣala’s translation (T 221, k. 1, p. 1a17), they are:—1) māyā, 2) svapna, 3) pratiśrutkā, 4) pratibhāsa, 5) chāyā, 6) nirmāṇa, 7) budbuda, 8) pratibimba, 9) maricī, 10) dakacandra.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Budbuda (बुद्बुद) [=budbudvat?] refers to “(water) bubbles”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “The bodies as well as the objects of pleasure of the senses are transient like bubbles (jala-budbudajalabudbudvadanavasthitasvabhāvāni). In the endless cycle of worldly existence, union and separation in the womb etc. alternate in quick succession. However, the self under delusion considers the persons and objects associated with him as permanent. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Budbuda (बुद्बुद).—

1) A bubble; सततं जातविनष्टाः पयसामिव बुद्बुदाः पयसि (satataṃ jātavinaṣṭāḥ payasāmiva budbudāḥ payasi) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.7.

2) A type of anything very transitory.

3) Embryo five days old; कललं त्वेकरात्रेण पञ्चरात्रेण बुद्बुदम् (kalalaṃ tvekarātreṇa pañcarātreṇa budbudam) Bhāgavata 3.31.2.

Derivable forms: budbudaḥ (बुद्बुदः).

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

Budbuda (बुद्बुद).—m. A bubble, Utt. Rāmac, 88, 3; [Pañcatantra] 203, 6.

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

Budbuda (बुद्बुद).—[masculine] a bubble in water.

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

1) Budbuda (बुद्बुद):—m. (onomat.; cf. buḍabuḍa) a bubble (often as a symbol of anything transitory), [Ṛg-veda] (cf. [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (ifc. f(ā). )

2) an ornament or decoration resembling a bubble, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) an embryo five days old, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (n.), [Suśruta]

4) Budbudā (बुद्बुदा):—[from budbuda] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata]

5) Budbuda (बुद्बुद):—n. a [particular] disease of the eye, [Suśruta]

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

Budbuda (बुद्बुद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A bubble.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Budbuda (बुद्बुद):—(nm) a bubble.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Budbuda (ಬುದ್ಬುದ):—[noun] a very thin film of water forming a ball around air; a bubble.

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Budbuda (ಬುದ್ಬುದ):—[noun] a kind of eye disease, characterised by a white opaque layer developing on the eye.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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