Shabdabrahma, Śabdabrahmā, Śabdabrahma, Shabda-brahma: 5 definitions


Shabdabrahma 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.

The Sanskrit terms Śabdabrahmā and Śabdabrahma can be transliterated into English as Sabdabrahma or Shabdabrahma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śabdabrahmā (शब्दब्रह्मा).—The name of the Creator during Brāhma kalpa; possesses both vyakta and avyakta forms; two forms of spirit; the word and the supreme God; this is the interpretation of Manu, and also the Atharva Veda; the word is the Vedas as distinguished from and leading to Parabrahman (Supreme).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 34; 12. 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 94, 110; Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 5. 64-5.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Shabdabrahma in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Śabdabrahma (शब्दब्रह्म) refers to “(1) Imports of Vedic scripture (2) Sound incarnation of the Absolute Truth”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Gitashastra (science of music)

[«previous next»] — Shabdabrahma in Gitashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

Śabdabrahma (शब्दब्रह्म) refers to the “wave of sound”, according to the Vākyapadīya.—In the Maitreyopaniṣad, the knowledge of śabdabrahma is considered as the ultimate way of realizing the supreme spirit—“śabdabrahmaṇi niṣṇātaḥ paraṃ brahmādhigacchati”.—Śabda or Nāda i.e., sound is the soul of vocal Music. In ancient time, the ṛṣis have the power to realise the existence of natural forces and united themselves with the natural powers.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shabdabrahma in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śabdabrahma (ಶಬ್ದಬ್ರಹ್ಮ):—[noun] the veda considered as a revealed sound or word and identified with the Supreme.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shabdabrahma in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Śabdabrahmā (शब्दब्रह्मा):—n. 1. the Vedas considered as the revealed word; identified with the ultimate being; 2. spiritual sound; the best means of obtaining knowledge;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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