Punarbhu, Punar-bhu, Punarbhū: 5 definitions


Punarbhu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Punarbhū (पुनर्भू) refers to an undesirable type of Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be a Punarbhū, a Svayambhū, a widow’s bastard, or a non-believer, nor irrational, pale, bald or crippled or fat. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., punarbhū), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., punarbhū) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

Note: Punarbhū can refer to a “re-existence” or “a (virgin) widow remarried”. Punarbhū could then possibly refer to the son of a remarried widow.

Pancaratra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

punarbhū (पुनर्भू).—f (S punar Again, bhū Being.) A woman in her second marriage. In law three classes are made; 1st, One that never went to her former husband; 2nd, One that, after her first marriage, has given herself to whoredom; 3rd, One who, her first husband being dead, is married by her kinsfolk to a person savarṇa & sapiṇḍa.

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

punarbhū (पुनर्भू).—f A woman in her second marriage.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Punarbhū (पुनर्भू).—f.

1) a (virgin) widow remarried.

2) re-existence.

Derivable forms: punarbhūḥ (पुनर्भूः).

Punarbhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and bhū (भू).

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

Punarbhū (पुनर्भू).—mfn. (-rbhūḥ-rbhūḥ-rbhu) Re-born, regenerated. f.

(-rbhūḥ) 1. A virgin widow re-married. 2. Re-existence. E. punar again, (a wife, &c.) bhū being.

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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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