Caturbhuja, aka: Catur-bhuja; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Caturbhuja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Chaturbhuja.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Catur-bhuja (‘The four arms’): The four arms represent the three fundamental qualities (gunas) and thenotion of individuality (ahamkara) [from which all existence arises].

Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज) is found as a sculpture at the temple of Lokeśvara, western half of the north wall, northern façade.—Standing statue of Śiva with four hands. There is no second gaṇa to the left of the god. Of his two lower hands the right one is damaged and the left is in kaṭyavalambita. The ornamentation of the images in both the niches is alike. Above the niche, in the effigy of a shrine, is carved Garuḍārūḍha Viṣṇu. Garuḍa is shown in flying pose, carrying his Lord Viṣṇu on his shoulders. The scene is in an ornately decorated sanctum with pillars and paraphernalia.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geogprahy

1) Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज) is the father of Rudraṇa and the great-great-grand-father of Kumāramaṇi (1703 C.E.): an author of prosody who belonged to the family of Harivaṃśa, was the son of Harivallabha, grandson of Kaṇṭhamaṇi, and great grandson of Rudraṇa, great great grandson of Caturbhuja. Kumāramaṇi was also the cousin of Vedamaṇi and elder brother of Vāsudeva. He belonged to Śrīvatsagotra. He was also the disciple of Jayagovinda Vājapeyi and Puruṣottama Vājapeyi (both brothers), Kavicārāḍana, Mādhavapaṇḍitarāja, Rudraṇa (probably his great grand father), Madhusūdanakavipaṇḍita. Kumāramaṇi mentions about his family and preceptors in the beginning of his work.

2) Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज) is the son of Dāmodara and the father of Keśavācārya and the grandfather of Dhīreśvarācārya (1851-1919 C.E.): a poet of modern Assam who composed Vṛttamañjarī. Dhīreśvarācārya belonged to Tripravara-Bharadvājagotra and was the son of Keśavācārya alias Ātmārāma and Candraprabhādevī, grandson of Caturbhuja and great grandson of Dāmodara. Dhīreśvarācārya learnt the systems of grammar at the age of 12 from Rāmadevopādhyā of Nagarakuchi.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज).—a (S) Four-armed, an epithet or a name of viṣṇu. 2 Having four sides or faces. 3 fig. Having the arms tied behind. v kara, hō. 4 fig. Having a wife.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज).—a Four-armed. Having the arms tied behind. v Having a wife.

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caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज).—m A square.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज).—a. 1 quadrangular.

2) having four arms; Bg.11.46. (-jaḥ) 1 an epithet of Viṣṇu; R.16.3.

2) a quadrangular figure.

3) square.

-jam a square.

Caturbhuja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and bhuja (भुज).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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