Sarabhu, aka: Sarabhū, Sharabhu, Śarabhū, Shara-bhu; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śarabhū can be transliterated into English as Sarabhu or Sharabhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Sarabhu Thera. A disciple of Sariputta. When the Buddha died, Sarabhu recovered from the pyre the Buddhas collar bone, and, bringing it to Ceylon, deposited it in the Mahiyangana cetiya, covering the relic chamber with medavanna stones in the presence of a large number of monks. He raised the cetiya to a height of twelve cubits. Mhv.i.37.

2. Sarabhu. One of the five great rivers of northern India. Vin.ii.237; Ud.v.5; S.ii.135; A.iv.101; SNA.ii.439; see also MA.ii.586.

It formed the boundary between the two divisions of Kosala, Uttara and Dakkhina Kosala. The Aciravati was its tributary. Saketa was situated on the banks of the Sarabhu, which flowed through the Anjanavana (E.g., ThagA.i.104). The Sanskrit name is Sarayu. The Sarayu itself flows into the Ghanghara, which is a tributary of the Ganges. See also Gavampati (1).

3. Sarabhu. A channel which branched off to the north from the Punnavaddhana tank. Cv.lxxix.47.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Sarabhū (सरभू) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Milindapañho refers to Sarabhū as a river issuing forth from the Himavanta. It is Ghagra or Gogra, a tributary of the Ganges on which stood the city of Ayojjhā. It is the Sarabos of Ptolemy, and is one of the five great rivers mentioned in early Pāli literature.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Sarabhū, (f.) (cp. Sk. saraṭa) a lizard Vin. II, 110; A. II, 73; J. II, 135, 147; SnA 439. (Page 698)

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

Śarabhū (शरभू).—Name of Kārtikeya.

Derivable forms: śarabhūḥ (शरभूः).

Śarabhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śara and bhū (भू).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śarabhū (शरभू).—m.

(-bhūḥ) Kartikeya. E. śara the grass, bhū born; being reared in this grass.

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