Saubala: 9 definitions



Saubala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Saubala (सौबल).—A Vaiśya. It is mentioned in Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 2, that King Dhṛtarāṣṭra had two wives, one a Kṣatriya woman, named Gāndhārī, the daughter of the King of Gāndhāra and the other a Vaiśya woman named Saubalī, the daughter of Saubala.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saubala (सौबल).—Is Śakuni.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 78. [95 (V) 16].
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Saubala (सौबल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.3, VI.10.52) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Saubala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saubala (सौबल).—Name of Śakuni q. v.

Derivable forms: saubalaḥ (सौबलः).

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

Saubala (सौबल).—m.

(-laḥ) An epithet of Sakuni. f. (-lī) An epithet of Gandhari, the wife of Dhritarashtra; also saubaleyī in the last sense.

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

Saubala (सौबल).—i. e. su-bala + a (patronym., Mahābhārata 1, 5655), m. A proper name, [Indralokāgamana] 3, 9.

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

Saubala (सौबल).—[masculine] ī [feminine] son & daughter of Subala (Śakuni & Gāndhārī).

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

1) Saubala (सौबल):—m. ([from] su-bala) [patronymic] of Śakuni, [Mahābhārata]

2) mfn. relating or belonging to Saubala id est. Śakuni, [ib.]

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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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