Phanabhushita, Phaṇabhūṣita, Phana-bhushita: 1 definition


Phanabhushita 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.

The Sanskrit term Phaṇabhūṣita can be transliterated into English as Phanabhusita or Phanabhushita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Phaṇabhuṣita (फणभुषित) refers to “one who is embellished with (a thousand) hoods”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.8 (“The detailed description of the chariot etc.”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “The divine chariot of lord Śiva consisting of all the worlds was built by Viśvakarman with devoted effort. [...] The forceful and excellent mantras with their syllables and feet, of all characteristic features and the stages in life constituted the tinkling bells. Ananta embellished with thousand hoods (sahasra-phaṇabhuṣita) constituted its fittings [atho bandho hyanantastu sahasraphaṇabhūṣitaḥ], and the main and subsidiary quarters, the pedestals of the chariot. [...]”

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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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