Shabdabrahma, Śabdabrahmā, Śabdabrahma, Shabda-brahma: 3 definitions

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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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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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