Buddhva, Buddhvā: 1 definition


Buddhva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Buddhvā (बुद्ध्वा) refers to “becoming enlightened”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, after Viṣṇu spoke to Menā: “[...] On hearing the pleasing words of Viṣṇu, the beloved of the mountain, the mother of Pārvatī became slightly enlightened (buddhvā) and spoke to Viṣṇu. If He assumes a lovely form and body my daughter may be given to Him and not otherwise even if you attempt it a thousand times. This is my firm decision. After saying thus Menā of steady resolve kept quiet. She was induced by Śiva’s will whose magical power deludes all”.

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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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