Prabhuta, Prabhutā, Prabhūta: 20 definitions


Prabhuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Parbhut.

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Prabhutā (प्रभुता) or Sulocanā is the name of one of the thirty-two Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra, while Sulocanā is also mentioned as one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (e.g., Prabhutā) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) or Prabhūtāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Ajitāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Prabhūta Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Ajita-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) refers to “plentiful”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance, obeisance to one who is omni-formed and the plentiful (i.e., prabhūta); obeisance to Nīla, Nīlarudra, Kadrudra and Pracetas. Obeisance to the most bounteous lord who is pervaded by rays, who is the greatest, and the destroyer of the enemies of the gods”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prabhūta (प्रभूत):—Excessive quantity.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) refers to “excessive” (quantities of rain from clouds), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The dark spots, also known as ketus, the sons of Rāhu are Tāmasa, Kīlaka and the like, and are 33 in number. How they affect the earth depends upon their color, position and shape. [...] Men, reduced to mere bones and as named to beg will be harassed both by their own princes and by the princes of other lands. Some will begin to speak disparagingly of the character and deeds of their own sovereign. Even though there should be indications of good rain, the clouds will yield little rain [i.e., prabhūtana prabhūta vārimuca]; the rivers will fall and (food) crops will be found (only) here and there”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) or Suprabhūta refers to “(great) power”, according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] At Aditi is trouble from women. At Diti is poverty. Specifically listed with their own deities are those doorways which are especially good. Listen with care. The third one, named Jaya, brings great power and wealth (suprabhūta). [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) refers to “(the marks consisting of having a) broad (tongue)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, some say that generosity is the cause and condition (hetupratyaya) for obtaining the thirty-two marks. Why is that? [...] When one agrees to give what the supplicant wants and if one expresses oneself delicately with gentleness in true words (satyavāda), without resorting to lying (mṛṣāvada), one obtains the marks consisting of having a broad tongue (prabhūta-jihvā), a Brahmic voice (brahmasvara) and a voice pleasant like that of the sparrow (kalaviṅkabhāṇa). [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) refers to “having come forth” (from compassion), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The wishing tree of the true doctrine which is firm, whose large and very thick root has come forth from (prabhūta) compassion for various living souls, whose twelve reflections are massive branches, which is guidance for a householder, whose excellent trunk is the way to heaven, whose splendid blossom is heavenly bliss [and] whose fruit is virtuous inactivity, is caused to ascend by worshippers of the Jina from water in the teachings of the splendid Jinas which are richly wooded”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhutā (प्रभुता).—

1) Lordship, supremacy, mastery, ascendancy, authority; भर्तर्यपेततमसि प्रभुता तवैव (bhartaryapetatamasi prabhutā tavaiva) Ś.7.32; 'मा गा इत्यपमङ्गलं, व्रज पुनः स्नेहेन हीनं वचः, तिष्ठेति प्रभुता, थयारुचि कुरु ह्येषाप्युदासीनता (mā gā ityapamaṅgalaṃ, vraja punaḥ snehena hīnaṃ vacaḥ, tiṣṭheti prabhutā, thayāruci kuru hyeṣāpyudāsīnatā) |' Śabda Ch.

2) Ownership.

See also (synonyms): prabhutva.

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Prabhūta (प्रभूत).—p. p.

1) Sprung from, produced.

2) Much, abundant.

3) Numerous, many.

4) Mature, perfect.

5) High, lofty.

6) Long.

7) Presided over.

8) Abounding in.

9) Gone up or upwards.

-tam A great or primary element

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prabhūtā (प्रभूता).—name of a lay-disciple (upāsikā): Gaṇḍavyūha 135.18; 136.16 ff.

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

Prabhutā (प्रभुता).—f.

(-tā) Greatness, power, supremacy, lordship or sovereignty. E. prabhu master, aff. tal; also with tva aff. prabhutva n. (-tvaṃ) .

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Prabhūta (प्रभूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Much, abundant. 2. Gone up or upwards. 3. Been, become, produced. 4. High, Lofty. 5. Goverened, presided over. 6. Mature, perfect. E. pra principal, &c. bhūta been.

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

Prabhutā (प्रभुता).—[prabhu + tā], f. Power, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 122; supremacy, sovereignty, tyranny, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 89; sva-prabhutayā, arbitrarily, [Pañcatantra] 26, 3.

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

Prabhutā (प्रभुता).—[feminine] sva [neuter] lordship, supremacy, power, possession; preponderance, preference, [instrumental] chiefly.

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Prabhūta (प्रभूत).—[adjective] come forth, become (—°); much, abundant, numerous, great, important (°— [adverb]); rich in, blessed with (—°), able to (infin.).

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

1) Prabhutā (प्रभुता):—[=pra-bhu-tā] [from pra-bhu > pra-bhū] f. lordship, dominion, supremacy, [Yājñavalkya] ([varia lectio]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] power over ([locative case]), [Śakuntalā]

3) [v.s. ...] possession of ([compound]), [Raghuvaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] prevalence ([instrumental case] ‘for the most part’), [Ratnāvalī]

5) Prabhūta (प्रभूत):—[=pra-bhūta] [from pra-bhū] mfn. come forth, risen, appeared etc.

6) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) become, transformed into, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] abundant, much, numerous, considerable, high, great, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. ([Comparative degree] -tara, [Pañcatantra]; [superlative degree] -tama, [Daśakumāra-carita])

8) [v.s. ...] abounding in ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] able to ([infinitive mood]), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] governed, presided over, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) [v.s. ...] mature, perfect, [ib.]

12) [v.s. ...] m. a class of deities in the 6th Manvantara, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] pra-sūta)

13) [v.s. ...] n. (in [philosophy]) a great or primary element (= mahā-bhūta), [Sāṃkhyakārikā]

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

1) Prabhutā (प्रभुता):—(tā) 1. f. Greatness; sovereignty, lordship.

2) Prabhūta (प्रभूत):—[pra-bhūta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Much; lofty; become; governed; perfect.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prabhūta (प्रभूत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pabbhūa, Pabhaviya, Pabhūya, Pahaviya, Pahutta, Pahūa, Bahutta, Bahua.

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Prabhuta in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Prabhutā (प्रभुता):—[[~tva]] (nf), ~[tv] (nm) sovereignty; hegemony; power; authority, predominance, dominance; Mastery; —[pāi kāhi mada nāhī] power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely; power begets arrogance.

2) Prabhūta (प्रभूत) [Also spelled parbhut]:—(a) plenty, abundant; ample.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabhūta (ಪ್ರಭೂತ):—

1) [adjective] plentiful; abundant; bountiful.

2) [adjective] brought or come into life or being.

3) [adjective] fully grown; fully developed; matured; ripe.

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Prabhūta (ಪ್ರಭೂತ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being plentiful, abundant; plentifulness; abundance.

2) [noun] the quality of being preeminent, superior or excellent.

3) [noun] boiled rice mixed with curds, offered to the demigods or supernatural spirits on the tenth day of a person’s death.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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