Tirobhava, Tirobhāva, Tiro-bhava: 8 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Tirobhav.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.]
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 15 - The idol of Śiva for worship < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
Chapter 10 - The five-fold activities (pañcakṛtya) and the Oṃkāra-mantra < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - Viṭṭhala’s Interpretation of Vallabha’s Ideas < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
Part 9 - Works of Vallabha and his Disciples < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
Part 4 - The Pramāṇas < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (a) Nataraja (the dance of Shiva) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter IX - On the supreme cause of all (parama karana) < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)