Saurabha; 4 Definition(s)
Saurabha 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.
Saurabha (सौरभ).—The kingdom to which Puramjana went with his friend Avadhūta; allegorically smell.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 48; 29. 11.
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Saurabha (सौरभ) refers to one of the eighteen viṣama-varṇavṛtta (irregular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 332nd chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the saurabha metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Saurabha (सौरभ) refers to “fragrance” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of five synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Saurabha] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Languages of India and abroad
Saurabha (सौरभ).—a. (-bhī f.) [सुरभिरस्यास्ति अण् (surabhirasyāsti aṇ)] Fragrant; देवस्त्रीमज्जनामोदसौरभाम्ब्वनिलैर्युतः (devastrīmajjanāmodasaurabhāmbvanilairyutaḥ) Bhāg.8.2.8.
-bham 1 Fragrance; मधुप इव मारुतेऽस्मिन् मा सौरभलोभमम्बुजिनि मंस्थाः (madhupa iva mārute'smin mā saurabhalobhamambujini maṃsthāḥ) Bv. 1.18,121.
2) Saffron. (See grammatical note on saurabhya below).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Mañjusaurabha (मञ्जुसौरभ).—a kind of metre. Derivable forms: mañjusaurabham (मञ्जुसौरभम्).Mañju...
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The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Teachers and Pupils of the Nimbārka School < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
Part 2 - A General Idea of Nimbārka’s Philosophy < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Illusion and Doubt < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 75 - The Hymn of Victory at the End of War between Gods and Demons < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 25 - The Descriptions of the Characteristics of King Puranjana < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 29 - Talks Between Narada and King Pracinabarhi < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]