Garbhabhavana, Garbha-bhavana: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Garbhabhavana (गर्भभवन) refers to the “innermost of the temple”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “An abnormal modification caused by a aggressive ritual against Kings, occurring at the improper time, dreadful and all-reaching, is characterized by the these signs: [...] frightful jackals enter unimpeded the innermost of the temple (garbhabhavana) and howl loudly at the [morning and evening] twilights, when the sky is lit up; enemies proud of their strength besiege the King’s [capital] city; [...] from such and other signs he should understand that the enemy is performing a aggressive ritual”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Garbhabhavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Garbhabhavana (गर्भभवन).—n.

1) an inner apartment, the body of a house; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.118.19; R.19.42.

2) a lying-in-chamber.

3) the sanctuary or body of a temple; निर्गत्य गर्भभवनात् (nirgatya garbhabhavanāt) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.

Derivable forms: garbhabhavanam (गर्भभवनम्).

Garbhabhavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and bhavana (भवन). See also (synonyms): garbhagṛha, garbhaveśman.

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

Garbhabhavana (गर्भभवन).—n. a sanctuary, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 13, 3 (below).

Garbhabhavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and bhavana (भवन).

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

Garbhabhavana (गर्भभवन).—[neuter] = garbhageha.

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

Garbhabhavana (गर्भभवन):—[=garbha-bhavana] [from garbha] n. (= -gṛha) the sanctuary of a temple, [Mālatīmādhava i, 20/21; Kathāsaritsāgara lv, 175.]

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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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