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Bhūta is a Sanskrit word that has several meanings:

  • It means to become , been , gone , past, true, matter of fact , reality
  • It means existing, present, being or being like anything, consisting of , mixed or joined with
  • of an heretical sect (with Jainas , a class of the Vyantaras)
  • Shiva, of a son-in-law of Daksha and father of numerous Rudras
  • of a Yaksha
  • the 14th day of the dark half of the lunar month
  • that which is or exists , any living being (divine , human , nonhuman , and even vegetable),
  • the lived world (bhūtajagata)
  • a spirit (good or evil), the ghost of a deceased person , a demon , imp , goblin
  • well-being , welfare , prosperity
  • one of the five elements. In Hindu philosophy and Buddhism, bhūta denotes the elements. The five elements: Akasha, Vayu, Agni, Ap and Prithvi (in the same order) constitute the Pancha Mahabhutas (five great elements).


  • Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
  • Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (ISBN 0500510881) by Anna Dhallapiccola
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