Shambhu, Śambhu, Saṃbhu, Sambhu, Śaṃbhu, Saṃbhū, Sham-bhu: 29 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śambhu and Śaṃbhu can be transliterated into English as Sambhu or Shambhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Deva-vibhāvana (hands that indicate the forms which accord with the character and actions of Brahmā and other Devas).—Śambhu: left hand–Mṛga-śīrṣa, right hand–Tripatāka.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śambhu (शम्भु):—One of the three sons of Ambarīṣa (son of Nābhāga). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.1)

Source: Wisdom Library: Agni Purāṇa

Śambhu (शम्भु):—One of the Eleven Rudras (ekādaśa-rudra), according to the Agni-purāṇa. The Agni Purāṇa is a religious text containing details on Viṣṇu’s different incarnations (avatar), but also deals with various cultural subjects such as Cosmology, Grammar and Astrology.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śambhu (शम्भु).—Dhruva’s wife. The couple had two sons called Śiṣṭi and Bhavya. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 13).

2) Śambhu (शम्भु).—Grandson of Tvaṣṭā, son of Kaśyapa by Surabhi. Tvaṣṭā had a son called Viśvarūpa who begot fourteen sons of whom Hara, Bahurūpa, Tryambaka, Aparājita, Vṛṣākapi, Śambhu, Kapardī, Raivata, Mṛgavyādha, Sarpa and Kapālī these eleven sons of Viśvarūpa form the Ekādaśarudras. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

3) Śambhu (शम्भु).—One of the three sons of Ambarīṣa, the other two being Virūpa and Ketumān. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha). Śambhu never tasted meat in his life. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 115, Verse 66).

4) Śambhu (शम्भु).—A Rākṣasa, the son of Vidyujjihva by Śūrpaṇakhā. Śambhu, who was engaged in tapas in Daṇḍaka forest when Śrī Rāma visited the forest was attracted by the beauty of Sītā and transformed himself into a tree to enjoy her beauty with his eyes. Lakṣmaṇa, who was felling down trees to build an āśrama felled this tree also, which disappeared immediately leaving behind the dead body of a Rākṣasa. It was the corpse of the Rākṣasa and Rāma comforted Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa by revealing the fact to them. (Kamba Rāmāyaṇa. Araṇyakāṇḍa).

Uttara Rāmāyaṇa contains a story of how Devavatī (or Vedavatī) daughter of Kuśadhvaja once cursed Śambhu. Devavatī was born from the mouth of Kuśadhvaja (son of Bṛhaspati) while he was learning the Vedas. Śambhu wanted to marry the child when she was grown up, but Kuśadhvaja did not consent to it, and Śambhu, in retaliation, killed Kuśadhvaja in his sleep. Next morning Devavatī awoke from sleep to see the dead body of her father. She cursed Śambhu. Her curse was a contributory cause for the death of Śambhu by Lakṣmaṇa.

5) Śambhu (शम्भु).—An agni, which occupies a status equal to that of a brahmin well-versed in the Vedas. (Vana Parva, Chapter 221, Verse 5).

6) Śambhu (शम्भु).—A son born to Śrī Kṛṣṇa by Rukmiṇīdevī. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 33).

7) Śambhu (शम्भु).—A King of the Bharata dynasty. He was one of the eighty sons of Ugrasena. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Śambhu (शम्भु) refers to one of the eight names of Śiva (śivanāma) and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the eight names of Śiva viz:—Hara, Maheśvara, Śambhu, Śūlapāṇi, Pinākadhṛk, Śiva, Paśupati and Mahādeva shall be used respectively for the rites of bringing the clay, kneading, installation, invocation, ceremonial ablution, worship, craving the forbearance and ritualistic farewell. Each of the names shall be prefixed with Oṃkāra. The name shall be used in the dative case and Namaḥ shall be added to them. The rites shall be performed respectively with great devotion and joy. [...]”.

2) Śambhu (शम्भु) is another name for Śiva, according to Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the time of great dissolution (mahāpralaya):—“[...] the supreme Puruṣa is Śiva. He is called Śambhu. He has no other lord over Him. He holds the Mandākinī (Gaṅgā) on His head, and the crescent moon on His forehead. He has three eyes. He has five faces. He is always joyful. He has ten arms. He holds the trident. He is as pure and white as camphor. His body is entirely dusted with the ash”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śambhu (शम्भु).—The Indra of the epoch of the Tenth Manu, and a friend of Viṣvaksena.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 22-23.

1b) A son of Ambarīṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 1.

1c) A name of Śiva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 4. 36; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 48; Matsya-purāṇa 154. 438; 171. 38.

1d) Father of Rājāja and Goma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 40.

1e) A son of Pīvarī and Śuka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 93; 10. 81; Matsya-purāṇa 15. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 30.

1f) One of the eleven Rudras;1 had the Ganga in his plaited hair for more than 100 years.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 153. 19; 171. 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 122.
  • 2) Ib. II. 8. 115; V. 32. 11; 33. 4.

1g) A son of Virocana; had six sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 76, 81.

1h) A son of Bhavya.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 1.

2) Saṃbhu (संभु).—A son of Śuka.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 85.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śambhu (शम्भु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.69, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śambhu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Śaṃbhu (शंभु) refers to one of the four sons of Dhruva: the son of Uttānapāda and grandson of Manu-svāyaṃbhuva and Śatarūpā, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Uttānapāda’s son was Dhruva who achieved the highest place of worshipping Nārāyaṇa. Dhruva had four sons—Sṛṣṭi, Dhanya, Harya and Śaṃbhu; they all were Vaiṣṇavas.

2) Śaṃbhu (शंभु) refers to one of the five sons of Śuka: the son of Kṛṣṇa-Dvaipāyana, according to another account of Vaṃśa in the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, Nārada gave a daughter to Vasiṣṭha. She was Arundhati and Śakti was born to her. Śakti begot Parāśara and from Parāśara was born Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana. Śuka was born to Dvaipāyana and Śuka had five sons—Bhūriśravā, Prabhu, Śaṃbhu, Kṛṣṇa and Gaura and a daughter—Kīrtimati.

3) Śaṃbhu (शंभु) is the deity to be worshipped in the month Pauṣa for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In the month of Pauṣa, tooth-brush is that of aśvattha, food is ghee and the deity to be worshipped is Śaṃbhu; the merit accrued is eight times that of vājapeya.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śambhu (शम्भु).—God Siva who is supposed to have composed, or to have inspired Panini to compose, the fourteen Sutras अइउण्, ऋलृक् (aiuṇ, ṛlṛk) etc. giving the alphabet of the Panini system ; cf. त्रिषष्टिः चतुःषष्टिर्वा वर्णाः शम्भुमते मताः (triṣaṣṭiḥ catuḥṣaṣṭirvā varṇāḥ śambhumate matāḥ) Pan. Siksa, St. 3.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Śambhu (शम्भु) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., śambhu) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Śambhu (शम्भु) and Śāmbhavī refers to the pair of God and Goddess appearing in the third Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Śāmbhavī—Śambhu]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

2) Śambhu (शम्भु) or ‘śambhorātman’ refers to the “Śambhu’s Self” pervading all previous five ‘measures’ unfolding the thirty-six metaphysical principles, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The stages in the ascent to the End of the Twelve [i.e., dvādaśānta] are understood as phases of the utterance of the syllable OṂ. The texts present the stages of the ascent up to the End of the Sixteen [i.e., ṣoḍaśānta] in a number of ways. The first is found in the Ṭīkā. There we are told that there are five measures, each corresponding to a type of Self (ātman) that pervades a number of finger-breadths of the body as follows: [6) Śambhorātman—Śambhu’s Self: pervades all the others extending from the toes to the End of the Sixteen for 100 fingers and above that by eight fingers to Paramaśiva, making 108 fingers all together, ...]. [...]. All thirty-six metaphysical Principles are perceived along with the pervasion of the first five.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra

Śambhu (शम्भु) or Nandīśa is the name of an ancient teacher (ācārya) of Vāstuśāsta (science of architecture) according to the Matsyapurāṇa.—All these great teachers cannot be said to be legendary. Some used to be propagated in ancient India. No nation can flourish without its care for its material prosperity. All this technique and training and their systematic and successful teaching and transmission were of equal importance. Most of the treatises of Vāstuśāstra carry many of these names [i.e., Nandīśa], yet a good many of them are quoted as authorities, yet still others are honoured with actual passages being quoted from their works.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Tamil Virtual Academy: Hinduism

Śambhu, another common name or epithet of Śiva, has been compared with the Tamil chempu or Śembu meaning "copper," i.e. "the red metal."

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Śambhu (शम्भु) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Śambhu] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śambhu (शम्भु) refers to one of the Rākṣasas fighting in Rāvaṇa’s army, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.7 [The killing of Rāvaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] When the battle had been going on for a long time, the army of the Rākṣasas was broken by the Vānaras like a forest by winds. [...] Then Nalavīra obstructed Śambhu. [...] Other Kapis obstructed other Rākṣasas in this way and fought with them like sea-monsters with sea-monsters in the ocean.”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Shambhu in India is the name of a plant defined with Calotropis procera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asclepias gigantea L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Hortus Kewensis (1789)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4
· Reise Russland (1774)
· Les Figures des Plantes et Animaux d'Usage en Medecine (1764)
· Contributions to the Botany of India (1834)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1903)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śambhu (शंभु).—m (S) A common name of Shiva. 2 A term for a simpleton, or a person guileless and unsuspecting.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaṃbhu (शंभु).—a. [śaṃ-bhū-ḍu] Causing happiness, granting prosperity.

-bhuḥ 1 Name of Śiva.

2) Brahmaṇ.

3) A sage, venerable man.

4) A kind of Siddha.

5) Name of Viṣṇu.

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Saṃbhū (संभू).—1 P.

1) To arise, to be born or produced, spring up; कथमपि भुवनेऽस्मिस्तादृशाः संभवन्ति (kathamapi bhuvane'smistādṛśāḥ saṃbhavanti) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 2.9; धर्मसंस्थाप- नार्थाय संभवामि युगे युगे (dharmasaṃsthāpa- nārthāya saṃbhavāmi yuge yuge) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 4.8; Kirātārjunīya 5.22; Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.138; Ms. 8.155.

2) To be, become, exist.

3) To happen, occur, take place.

4) To be possible.

5) To be adequate for, be competent for (with inf.); न यन्नियन्तुं समभावि भानुना (na yanniyantuṃ samabhāvi bhānunā) Śiśupālavadha 1.27.

6) To meet, be united or joined with; संभूया- म्भोधिमभ्येति महानद्या नगापगा (saṃbhūyā- mbhodhimabhyeti mahānadyā nagāpagā) Śiśupālavadha 2.1; संभूयेव सुखानि चेतसि (saṃbhūyeva sukhāni cetasi) Mā l.5.9.18.

7) To be consistent.

8) To have sexual intercourse with; तां समभवत्ततो मनुष्या अजायन्त (tāṃ samabhavattato manuṣyā ajāyanta) Bri. Up.1.4.3; महर्षिः संविदं कृत्वा संबभूव तया सह (maharṣiḥ saṃvidaṃ kṛtvā saṃbabhūva tayā saha) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.178.44.

9) To be capable of existing in, be contained in.

1) To attain to.

11) To partake of. -Caus.

1) To produce, effect, make.

2) To imagine, conceive, fancy, think.

3) To guess or conjecture; Ś.2.

4) To consider, regard.

5) To honour, respect, esteem, show respect to; प्राप्तोऽसि संभावयितुं वनान्माम् (prāpto'si saṃbhāvayituṃ vanānmām) R.5.11;7.8.

6) To honour or present with, treat with; अर्धोपभुक्तेन बिसेन जायां संभावया- मास रथाङ्गनामा (ardhopabhuktena bisena jāyāṃ saṃbhāvayā- māsa rathāṅganāmā) Kumārasambhava 3.37.

7) To ascribe or impute to; पापं कर्म च यत् परैरपि कृतं तत्तस्य संभाव्यते (pāpaṃ karma ca yat parairapi kṛtaṃ tattasya saṃbhāvyate) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.36.

8) To come or go to, approach.

9) To take part in, enjoy; Uttararāmacarita 4.

1) To greet, salute.

11) To manifest, exhibit.

12) To expect. -Pass. of Caus. To be possible; कथ- मेतद्भवति संभाव्यते (katha- metadbhavati saṃbhāvyate) Ś.2.

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Śambhu (शम्भु).—see s. v.

Śambhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śam and bhu (भु).

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

Śambhu (शम्भु).—m.

(-mbhuḥ) 1. Siva. 2. Brahma. 3. A Jaina sanctified teacher. 4. A Sid'dha, a demi-divine being. 5. A sage, a venerable man. 6. A kind of Asclepias. E. śam auspicious particle, bhū to be, ḍu aff.

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Sambhu (सम्भु).—m.

(-mbhuḥ) A parent, a progenitor. E. sam with, bhū to be, ḍu aff.

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

Śambhu (शम्भु).—[śam-bhu] (vb. bhū), m. 1. Śiva, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 175. 2. Brahman. 3. A sage man. 4. A Siddha, a demi-divine being.

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

Śaṃbhu (शंभु).—[adjective] causing happiness or welfare, helpful, friendly; [masculine] [Epithet] of Śiva, Brahman, etc.

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Śaṃbhū (शंभू).—[adjective] causing happiness or welfare, helpful, friendly; [masculine] [Epithet] of Śiva, Brahman, etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śaṃbhu (शंभु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Gopāladeva (Paribhāṣenduśekharaṭīkā etc.) and of Kṛṣṇadeva.

2) Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—a poet of Kāśmīr, father of Ānanda Vaidya (Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 97): Anyoktimuktālatā. Rājendrakarṇapūra. Verses of his are given in [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] and Padyāvalī.

3) Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—Kāmadhenu [dharma] He is several times quoted by Hemādri in the Pariśeṣakhaṇḍa.

4) Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—Haihayendrakāvyaṭīkā.

5) Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—of the Bhoṃsala family, patron of Gāgābhaṭṭa (Samayanaya 1681). Fl. 434.

6) Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—the author of the Kāmadhenu is quoted by Devaṇṇa in the Smṛticandrikā.

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

1) Śambhu (शम्भु):—[=śam-bhu] [from śam] a See śambhu, p.1055.

2) [from śam] b mfn. being or existing for happiness or welfare, granting or causing happiness, beneficent, benevolent, helpful, kind, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] of Brahmā, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a [particular] Agni, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of Indra in the 10th Manvantara, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of one of the 11 Rudras, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] of a king of the Daityas, [Rāmāyaṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] of an Arhat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] of a Siddha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] śanku)

14) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śuka, [Harivaṃśa]

15) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ambarīṣa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

16) [v.s. ...] (also with bhaṭṭa) of various authors and other men, [Catalogue(s)]

17) [v.s. ...] a kind of Asclepias, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

19) [v.s. ...] f. Name of the wife of Dhruva, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

20) Śambhū (शम्भू):—[from śam] mfn. (= śambhu above) beneficent, kind, [Ṛg-veda]

21) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an author of Tāntric prayers, [Catalogue(s)]

22) Śambhu (शम्भु):—c for śam-bhu, śam-bhū etc. See [columns] 1, 2.

23) Sambhū (सम्भू):—[=sam-√bhū] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -bhavati, te ([indeclinable participle] -bhūya, q.v.), to be or come together, assemble, meet, be joined or united with ([instrumental case] with or without saha, or [locative case]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to be united sexually with ([instrumental case] with or without saha, or sārdham, or [accusative]), [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to be born or produced from ([ablative]), arise, spring up, develop, [ib.];

—to happen, occur, be, be found, exist, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to be possible, [Hitopadeśa; Vedāntasāra];

—to be or become anything ([nominative case]), [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata];

—to accrue to, fall to the share of ([locative case] or [genitive case]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to prevail, be effective, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to be able to or capable of ([infinitive mood] or [locative case]), [Śiśupāla-vadha];

—to enter into, partake of, attain to ([accusative]), [Yājñavalkya];

—to find room in, be contained in or numbered among ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to be adequate, [Mahābhārata];

—to be capable of holding, [Pāṇini 5-1, 52] :

—[Causal] -bhāvayati, to cause to be together, bring together, present or affect any one ([accusative]) with ([instrumental case]; with doṣeṇa, ‘to attach blame to’, with annena, ‘to give food to’), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ;

—to cause to be born or produced, effect, accomplish, make, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to foster, cherish, [Mahābhārata];

—to resort to ([accusative]), [ib.];

—to meet with, find (jīvantīm, ‘alive’), [Harṣacarita];

—to honour, revere, salute, greet, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to receive or accept graciously, [Pañcatantra];

—to imply, suggest a possibility, suppose anything possible in any one ([locative case] or [genitive case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to regard or consider as (two [accusative]), [Kālidāsa; Pañcatantra];

—to think it possible that ([Potential] with and without yad, or [future]), [Pāṇini 3-3, 155 [Scholiast or Commentator]];

— (with na) to think it impossible that ([Potential] with and without yad, yacca, yatra, yadā, yadi, or jātu; [future] with and without kiṃ kila), [Pāṇini 3-3, 145 etc.] [Scholiast or Commentator];

— ([Ātmanepada]) to reach, arrive at ([accusative]), [Patañjali] :

—[Passive voice] of [Causal] -bhāvyate, to be brought about or together etc. (See above);

—to be (thought) possible or probable or fitting or consistent, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Kālidāsa] etc.:

—[Desiderative] -bubhūṣati, to wish to thrive or prosper, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

24) Sambhu (सम्भु):—[=sam-bhu] [from sam-bhū] mfn. produced from, made of ([compound]), [Yājñavalkya]

25) [v.s. ...] m. a parent, progenitor, [Pāṇini 3-2, 180; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

26) [v.s. ...] Name of a metre, [Colebrooke]

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

1) Śambhu (शम्भु):—(mbhuḥ) 2. m. Shiva, Brahmā, a Jaina; a demigod, sage; name of a plant.

2) Sambhu (सम्भु):—[sa-mbhu] (mbhuḥ) 2. m. A parent, progenitor.

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

Saṃbhū (संभू) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃbhava, Saṃbhu.

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Shambhu in German

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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

Śaṃbhu (शंभु):—(nm) Lord Shiv.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Saṃbhu (संभु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śambhu.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaṃbhu (ಶಂಭು):—[adjective] granting or causing happiness; beneficient; benevolent.

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Śaṃbhu (ಶಂಭು):—

1) [noun] Śiva, who grants or causes happiness.

2) [noun] a rich, wealthy man.

3) [noun] Brahma, the Creator of the universe.

4) [noun] Viṣṇu.

5) [noun] Arhanta, any of the twenty four Jaina spiritual teachers.

6) [noun] an aged, respectable man.

7) [noun] Yudhiṣṭhira, the eldest son of Pānḍu and the hero of Mahābhārata.

8) [noun] the state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; welfare.

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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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