Manobhava, Manobhavā, Manas-bhava: 16 definitions


Manobhava 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Manobhav.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manobhava in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Manobhava (मनोभव) refers to Kāma, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Kāma: “O dear Kāma [i.e., Manobhava], you are competent to carry out the task which I have conceived in my mind. It cannot be realised through anyone else. O Kāma, foremost among my friends, listen. I shall explain truly for what I remembered you and desired your presence, O Kāma. Securing a wonderful boon from Brahmā, the great demon Tāraka has become invincible and a pest for everyone. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Manobhavā (मनोभवा).—An Apsarasa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 7.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Manobhava in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Manobhāva (मनोभाव) refers to the “condition of the mind”, according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā verse 5.94-95.—Accordingly, “She abides in the beginning in (the energies that) have been gathered together within a subtle measure (of energy) (mātrā), like a grain of wheat. That energy which moves in a slant and, tranquil, breaks through the condition of the mind [i.e., manobhāva-vibhedinī] as (she) matures impurities (mala) by means of knowledge, is Mālinī in the Kula”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Manobhava (मनोभव) refers to “one who is Mind-born” and is used to describe Kāmadeva, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] May goddess Bhāratī shine upon me, I pray. She carries a rosary and a book in her hands, she has the stainless complexion of the full moon, and she embodies the entirety of knowledge. I venerate the beloved husband of Rati, the beautiful Mind-born [God Kāmadeva] [i.e., manobhava]. He carries a bow and arrows of flowers and his complexion resembles the petals of Dhak. [Again,] I approach the beloved husband of Prīti, bent round like the full moon, [serving as] the base for the ring of goddesses, in order to draw the Śrīcakra for the sake of prosperity. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manobhava in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manōbhava (मनोभव).—m S A name of kāmadēva Cupid: also the sexual passion.

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manōbhāva (मनोभाव).—m (S) Mind, thought, intent, purpose. Gen. inflected into manōbhāvēṃ, manōbhāvēṅkaḍūna, manō- bhāvānēṃ, manōbhāvāpāsūna, bearing the sense With sincerity; with full purpose of heart. Ex. manōbhāvēṃ īśvarācī sēvā karāvī. Also manōbhāvācā.

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

manōbhava (मनोभव).—m Name of Cupid.

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manōbhāva (मनोभाव).—m Mind, purpose. manābhāvēṃ-bhāvānēṃ With sincerity.

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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 dictionary

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

Manobhava (मनोभव).—a. mind-born, created by fancy; दृश्यमाना विनार्थेन न दृश्यन्ते मनोभवाः (dṛśyamānā vinārthena na dṛśyante manobhavāḥ) Bhāg.

Manobhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and bhava (भव).

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Manobhava (मनोभव).—

1) the god of love, Cupid; रे रे मनो मम मनोभवशासनस्य पादाम्बुजद्वयमनारतमानमन्तम् (re re mano mama manobhavaśāsanasya pādāmbujadvayamanāratamānamantam) Bv.4.32; Kumārasambhava 3.27; R.7.22; श्यामा शुशुभे शशिना तया मनोभूः (śyāmā śuśubhe śaśinā tayā manobhūḥ) Kalāvilāsa.

2) love, passion, lust; अत्यारूढो हि नारीणामकालज्ञो मनोभवः (atyārūḍho hi nārīṇāmakālajño manobhavaḥ) R.12.33.

Derivable forms: manobhavaḥ (मनोभवः).

Manobhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and bhava (भव). See also (synonyms): manobhū.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Manobhava (मनोभव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Kama or Cupid. E. manas the mind or heart, and bhava born.

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

Manobhava (मनोभव).—and manobhū manobhū, i. e. manas-bhū + a, and manas-bhū, m. The god of love, [Pañcatantra] 128, 5 (bhava); [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 3, 62 (bhū).

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

Manobhava (मनोभव).—[adjective] born in the mind or heart; [masculine] love, druma [masculine] the love-tree (poet.).

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

1) Manobhava (मनोभव):—[=mano-bhava] [from mano > man] mfn. ‘m°-born’, arising or being in the m°, imaginary, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) love (opp. to krodha), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. sexual love or the god of l°, [ib.; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Manobhava (मनोभव):—[mano-bhava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Kāma or Cupid.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manobhava in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manobhāva (मनोभाव) [Also spelled manobhav]:—(nm) emotion, feeling, sentiment; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manobhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manōbhava (ಮನೋಭವ):—[adjective] born within or from the mind.

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Manōbhava (ಮನೋಭವ):—[noun] Manmatha, the Love-God.

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Manōbhāva (ಮನೋಭಾವ):—[noun] the attitude, aptitude, natural inclination, etc. of the mind.

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