Saurabheya: 11 definitions


Saurabheya 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Saurabheya (additional aspect of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Śrītatvanidhi) should have four faces, eight eyes and eight arms and should be seated upon a kamalāsana; in the right hands there should be the śakti, a lotus, flowery arrows and abhaya; and in the left hands vajra, a bow made of sugar-cane, a śūla, and varada. He should be standing with his right leg kept firmly on the ground and the left leg somewhat bent. His colour should be that of the lotus flower.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saurabheya (सौरभेय).—The bull from whom Asija learnt the godharma; one day it ate of the grass kept for ceremonial and was forcibly retained by Dīrghatamas who on hearing the godharma from it left it go; Surabhi got him rid of all curses including blindness and old age.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 47, 88.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Saurabheya (सौरभेय) refers to the Sahiwal breed of the Bullock (Bos Taurus), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saurabheya (सौरभेय).—a. (- f.)

1) Relating to Surabhi.

2) Fragrant; ननु नागा महावीर्याः सौरभेयास्तरस्विनः (nanu nāgā mahāvīryāḥ saurabheyāstarasvinaḥ) Mb.12.36. 3.

-yaḥ An ox; मा सौरभेयानुशुचो व्येतु ते वृषलाद्भयम् (mā saurabheyānuśuco vyetu te vṛṣalādbhayam) Bhāg. 1.17.9.

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

Saurabheya (सौरभेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. An ox. f. (-yī) 1. A cow. 2. The daughter of Surabhi; also saurabhī. E. surabhī the cow of plenty, (the parent cow,) and ḍhak aff. of descent.

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

Saurabheya (सौरभेय).—i. e. surabhī + eya, I. m. An ox. Ii. f. , A cow.

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

Saurabheya (सौरभेय).—[masculine] ī [feminine] bull, cow.

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

1) Saurabheya (सौरभेय):—[from saurabha] mfn. belonging or relating to Surabhi, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘son of Surabhi’, a bull, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] a herd of cattle, [Mahābhārata]

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

Saurabheya (सौरभेय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. An ox. f. (ī) A cow.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saurabhēya (ಸೌರಭೇಯ):—[noun] an ox or bullock.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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