Tribhuvana, Tri-bhuvana: 8 definitions

Introduction

Tribhuvana 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन) is the name of an ancient king from Tribhuvana according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 56. Accordingly, as Tribhuvana said to Saṅgamadatta: “... I am a king named Tribhuvana, in the city of Tribhuvana. There a certain Pāśupata ascetic for a long time paid me court. And being asked the reason by me, he at once asked me to be his ally in obtaining a sword concealed in a cavern, and I agreed to that”.

The story of Tribhuvana was narrated by Saṅgamadatta to queen Bandhumatī in order to demonstrate that “doers of righteous actions eventually obtain reunion with loved ones”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Tribhuvana, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—n (S) The three worlds, svarga, mṛtyu, pātāla.

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

tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—m The three worlds, svarga, mṛtyu, pātāḷa.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—the three worlds; पुण्यं यायास्त्रिभुवन- गुरोर्धाम चण्डीश्वरस्य (puṇyaṃ yāyāstribhuvana- gurordhāma caṇḍīśvarasya) Me.35; Bh.1.99. °गुरु (guru) Śiva. °कीर्तिरसः (kīrtirasaḥ) a patent medicine in Āyurveda. °पतिः (patiḥ) Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: tribhuvanam (त्रिभुवनम्).

Tribhuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and bhuvana (भुवन).

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

Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—n.

(-naṃ) Three worlds, or heaven, earth and hell. E. tri three, and bhuvana a world.

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

Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—n. the three worlds, heaven, sky, and earth; or heaven, earth, and the lower regions, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 98.

Tribhuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and bhuvana (भुवन).

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

Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन).—[neuter] the three worlds (cf. tripatha).

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

1) Tribhuvana (त्रिभुवन):—[=tri-bhuvana] [from tri] n. ([Pāṇini 2-4, 30 [vArttika] 3 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) = -jagat, [Bhartṛhari; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a town, [Kathāsaritsāgara lvi]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [ib.; Rājataraṅgiṇī vi f.]

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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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