Saurabha: 13 definitions

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Saurabha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Saurabh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Saurabha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saurabha (सौरभ).—The kingdom to which Puramjana went with his friend Avadhūta; allegorically smell.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 48; 29. 11.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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 (e.g., the saurabha metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Saurabha (सौरभ).—n.

(-bhaṃ) 1. Fragrance. 2. Saffron. 3. Myrrh. f. (-bhī) Fragrant. E. surabhi fragrant, ac or aṇ aff.

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

Saurabha (सौरभ).—i. e. su-rabhī + a, I. adj. Fragrant. Ii. f. bhī, A cow, [Brāhmaṇavilāpa] 1, 12. Iii. n. Fragrance.

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

Saurabha (सौरभ).—[adjective] sweet-smelling; [feminine] ī a cow (daughter of Surabhi); [neuter] odour, fragrance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Saurabha (सौरभ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Vedāntapārijātasaurabha.

2) Saurabha (सौरभ):—a
—[commentary] on the Nyāyakusumāñjalikārikāvyākhyā of Haridāsa, by Vaidyanātha.

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

1) Saurabha (सौरभ):—mfn. ([from] su-rabhi) fragrant, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) descended from (the cow) Su-rabhi, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] saurasa)

3) m. coriander, [Suśruta]

4) a kind of Vesavāra (q.v.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) n. (ifc. f(ā). ) fragrance, perfume, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

6) n. saffron, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) myrrh ([varia lectio] staubhaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of a Sāman, [Lāṭyāyana]

9) Name of various Comms.

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

Saurabha (सौरभ):—(bhaṃ) 1. n. Saffron; fragrance.

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

Saurabha (सौरभ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Suraha, Sorabbha, Soraṃbha, Sorabha.

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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

Saurabha (सौरभ) [Also spelled saurabh]:—(nm) fragrance, aroma; ~[bhayukta] fragrant, aromatic ~[bhita, ~bhīlā] fragrant, aromatic.

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