Vibudha: 17 definitions


Vibudha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Vibudha (विबुध) or Vibudhāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Sahasrāgama 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., Vibudha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Sahasra-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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vibudha (विबुध) refers to the Devas, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must be of cleanly habits, able, noble-minded, eloquent and of originality and imagination; must possess a knowledge of place and time; be meek and without nervousness, must be difficult of conquest by his fellow students; must be able and devoid of vices; must be learned in matters of expiatory ceremonies, of Hygiene, of Occult Magic and of ablutions; must be a worshipper of the Devas [i.e., vibudha] and an observer of fast and penance; must be of remarkable genius and capable of solving any difficulties save in matters of direct divine interference; and finally, he must be learned in astronomy, natural astrology (Saṃhitā) and horoscopy”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vibudha (विबुध) refers to “awakened (people)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The goddess Matsyodarī is Tārā, the (energy) Śāntyatītā who impels the awakened (vibudha-jana-nutā). Mīnanātha, who has overcome the impurity of the Age of Strife is (the Siddha) Sādākhya in the sacred seat of the Moon (i.e. Candrapura). He is the hero who lays hold of the Yoni which is the (supreme) plane of all the universe by means of (his) insights into many (forms of) knowledge. I always bow to him who reveals Kula by means of the various lineages (of initiates)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Vibudha (विबुध) refers to “one who is very wise”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Alone [the living soul] who is very wise (vibudha) becomes a god [like] a bee on a lotus [like] the face of a woman. Alone, being cut by swords, he appropriates a hellish embryo. Alone the one who is ignorant, driven by the fire of anger, etc., does action. Alone [the living soul] enjoys the empire of knowledge in the avoidance of all mental blindness. [Thus ends the reflection on] solitariness”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vibudha (विबुध).—m S A god. Ex. samudra mathitāṃ yē vēḷā || vibudhāṃsīṃ bahuta śrama jālā ||. 2 A man of learning. Ex. kīrttanīṃ ubhā jayē vēḷē || vi0 ēkāgra baisati sakaḷa ||.

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

vibudha (विबुध).—m A god. A man of learning.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibudha (विबुध).—

1) A wise or learned man, sage; सख्यं साप्तपदीनं भो इत्याहुर्विबुधा जनाः (sakhyaṃ sāptapadīnaṃ bho ityāhurvibudhā janāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.47.

2) A god, deity; अभून्नृपो विबुधसखः परंतपः (abhūnnṛpo vibudhasakhaḥ paraṃtapaḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.1; गोप्तारं न निधीनां महयन्ति महेश्वरं विबुधाः (goptāraṃ na nidhīnāṃ mahayanti maheśvaraṃ vibudhāḥ) Subhāṣ.

3) The moon.

Derivable forms: vibudhaḥ (विबुधः).

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

Vibudha (विबुध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. A god, an immortal. 2. A Pandit, a learned man, a teacher. 3. The moon. E. vi variously, budh to know, aff. ka .

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

Vibudha (विबुध).—[vi-budh + a], m. 1. A god, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 47. 2. A learned, a wise man, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 47 (adj.); ii. [distich] 182. 3. The moon.

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

Vibudha (विबुध).—[adjective] very wise; [masculine] a wise man or a god.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vibudha (विबुध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Janmapradīpa. Mentioned Oxf. 340^b.

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

1) Vibudha (विबुध):—[=vi-budha] [from vi] 1. vi-budha mfn. (for 2. See vi-√budh) destitute of learned men, [Kāvyādarśa]

2) [=vi-budha] [from vi-budh] 2. vi-budha mfn. (for 1. See p. 951, col. 3) very wise or learned, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a wise or learned man, teacher, Paṇḍit, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] a god, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince (son of Deva-mīḍha), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of Kṛta, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] of the author of the Janma-pradīpa

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

Vibudha (विबुध):—[vi-budha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. A god; a pandit, the moon.

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

Vibudha (विबुध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viuha, Vibuha.

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Vibudha 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

Vibudha (विबुध):—(nm) a god, deity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vibudha (ವಿಬುಧ):—

1) [noun] a learned man; a scholar.

2) [noun] a god; a deity.

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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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