Tirobhava, Tirobhāva, Tiro-bhava: 8 definitions



Tirobhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Tirobhav.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tirobhava in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tirobhāva (तिरोभाव, “concealment”) refers to the “removal and concealment of the world” and represents one of the “five-fold duties” (pañcakṛtya), according to Śivapurāna 1.10.1-5, “[...] the permanent cycle of the five-fold duties consists of creation, maintenance, annihilation, concealment, and blessing. [...] Tirobhāva is the removal and concealment [of the world]. [...] These five are my activities but are carried on by others silently as in the case of the statue at the Portal. The first four activities concern the evolution of the world and the fifth one is the cause of salvation. All these constitute my prerogatives. These activities are observed in the five elements by devotees—[...] Tirobhāva (concealment) in the wind [...] everything is removed by the wind; [...] In order to look after these five-fold activities (pañcakṛtya) I have five faces, four in the four quarters and the fifth in the middle”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tirobhava in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tirobhāva : (m.) concealment; disappearance.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tirobhāva refers to: (ṃ) beyond existence, out of existence, magic power of going to a far away place or concealment Vism. 393 sq. (=a-pākaṭa-pāṭihāriya), see also under °kuḍḍa.

Note: tirobhāva is a Pali compound consisting of the words tiro and bhāva.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tirobhāva (तिरोभाव).—Disappearance; आत्मत आविर्भावतिरोभावौ (ātmata āvirbhāvatirobhāvau) Ch. Up.7.26.1.

Derivable forms: tirobhāvaḥ (तिरोभावः).

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

Tirobhāva (तिरोभाव):—[=tiro-bhāva] [from tiro > tiraḥ] m. disappearance, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad vii, 26, 1; Sāṃkhyakārikā] and, [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana [Scholiast or Commentator]; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tirobhāva (तिरोभाव):—(wie eben) m. das Verschwinden (Gegens. āvirbhāva, prādurbhāva) [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 111.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 7, 26, 1.] [GAUḌAP.] zu [SĀṂKHYAK. 69.] [Scholiast] zu [Kapila 1, 11.] [Sāhityadarpana 64, 1.]

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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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