Saurabhi, Saurabhī: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Saurabhī (सौरभी).—A cow which was the daughter of Surabhi. Having drunk too much of celestial honey (amṛta) which is the essence of the six tastes (ṣaḍrasas), Brahmā had to vomit, on which occasion, the cow Surabhi sprang up from his face. Her milk having accumulated in a low place the milk-sea was formed. The hermits known as the Phenapas live on the shore of the milk sea, the foam that settles on the shore being their food. Around them, there are four cows which protect the four directions. Saurabhī is one of them. She supports the east. Haṃsikā bears the south, Subhadrā the west and Dhenu the north. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 102).

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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

Saurabhī (सौरभी).—

1) A cow.

2) Name of the daughter of the cow called Surabhi; तां सौरभेयीं सुरभिर्यशोभिः (tāṃ saurabheyīṃ surabhiryaśobhiḥ) R.2.3.

See also (synonyms): saurabheyī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Saurabhi (सौरभि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Nāmamālā Ekākṣarī. See also Dvyakṣaranāmamālā. Mātṛkānāmamālā.

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

Saurabhī (सौरभी):—[from saurabha] f. ‘daughter of Su-rabhi’, a cow, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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