Shobhana, aka: Sobhaṇa, Śobhana, Sobhana, Sobhanā, Śobhanā; 15 Definition(s)


Shobhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śobhana and Śobhanā can be transliterated into English as Sobhana or Shobhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Śobhana (शोभन) or Śobhakṛta refers to the thirty-seventh saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native who is born in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘shobhana’ makes progress in every field. He is handsome looking, has excellent virtues, is kind-hearted, and doer of good deeds. Specially he gets victory or success in the battle of life. He is endowed with brilliance, courtesy or humility, has beautiful eyes and is skilful.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year shobhana (2023-2024 AD) will be wise, possessed of royal virtues and fond of learned pursuits.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śobhana (शोभन).—Son-in-law of Mucukunda. (See Para 3 under Mucukunda).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Śobhanā (शोभना) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.6). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śobhanā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Śobhanā (शोभना) is the name of one of the thirty-six Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Uḍḍāmareśvaratantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (eg., Śobhanā) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.

Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Sobhana. An arama, given by Upali in a previous birth as Sumana, for the use of Padumuttara Buddha. ThagA.i.362.

2. Sobhana. A householder (kutumbika). Ananda, born as Sumana, bought his park (also called Sobhana) for one sum of one hundred thousand and built in it a vihara for Padumuttara Buddha. ThagA.ii.123; DA.ii.490; SA.ii.69f.; AA.i.162, etc.

3. Sobhana. The city of birth of Atthadassi Buddha, where he later preached to his relations. Bu.xv.5, 14; BuA.179; but J.i.39 calls it Sobhita.

4. Sobhana. A city, built by Vessakamma for the use of Ukkasatika, in his birth as a Cakkavatti, fifty five kappas ago. Ap.ii.414.

5. Sobhana. v.l. for Sobha.

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. An eminent Theri of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.15.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Sobhana Cittas

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Beatiful (sobhana).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'lofty', beautiful, pure, are called, in Abh. S., all states of consciousness excepting the unwholesome and those without roots (ahetuka).

Sobhana-sādhārana are called the mental factors (cetasika) common to all lofty consciousness; s. Tab. II.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sobhaṇa : (adj.) shining; beautiful.

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sobhana : (adj.) shining; beautiful.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Sobhaṇa, 2 (adj.) (fr. śubh) 1. adorning, shining, embellishing A. II, 8, 225; very often spelt sobhana J. I, 257; ThA. 244; nagara-sobhaṇā (or °iṇī) a courtesan J. II, 367; III, 435, 475; Miln. 350; PvA. 4.—2. good Miln. 46 (text °na); Cpd. 96; 101; 106. (Page 726)

2) Sobhaṇa, 1 (nt.) (fr. śubh) 1. a kind of edging on a girdle Vin. II, 136.—2. beauty, ornament Miln. 356. (Page 726)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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śōbhana (शोभन).—n (S) Adorning; causing to look beautiful, handsome, or graceful. 2 A festal ceremony, rite, or occasion;--as a marriage, a thread-investiture. 3 A covert term for Copulation. 4 A covert and auspicious term for the fuel used in dressing the dishes prepared upon festal occasions. Used plurally. 5 m The fifth of the astronomical Yogas.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōbhana (शोभन).—n A dorning; a festal ceremony.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Śobhana (शोभन).—a. (- f.) [शोभते शुभ्-ल्यु (śobhate śubh-lyu)]

1) Shining, splendid; Mb.4.42.12 (com. suphalaḥ śobhanabhallikaḥ).

2) Handsome, beautiful, lovely.

3) Good, auspicious, fortunate.

4) Richly decorated.

5) Moral, virtuous.

6) Correct, right.

-naḥ 1 Name of Śiva.

2) A planet.

3) A burnt offering for the production of happy results.

-nā 1 Turmeric.

2) A beautiful or virtuous woman; तदिदं परिरक्ष शोभने भवितव्यप्रियसंगमं वपुः (tadidaṃ parirakṣa śobhane bhavitavyapriyasaṃgamaṃ vapuḥ) Ku.4.44.

3) A sort of yellow pigment (= gorocanā q. v.).

-nam 1 Beauty, lustre, brilliance.

2) A lotus.

3) An ornament.

4) Virtue.

5) Tin.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śobhanā (शोभना).—(otherwise °na, nt.), beauty: dṛṣṭā sa (m.c. for sā) viyūha-śobhanā (one word; Lefm. so°, but most mss. śo°) bodhimaṇḍasmi marubhi yā kṛtā LV 364.20 (verse); there are too many f. forms to question; perh. blend of śobhana with śobhā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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