Shobhin, Shobhi, Sobhi, Śobhī, Śobhin: 9 definitions


Shobhin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śobhī and Śobhin can be transliterated into English as Sobhi or Shobhi or Sobhin or Shobhin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

Śobhī (शोभी, “brilliant”) refers to one of the sixteen words that together make up the elā musical composition (prabandha), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 67-84. Elā is an important subgenre of song and was regarded as an auspicious and important prabandha (composition) in ancient Indian music (gāndharva). According to nirukta analysis, the etymological meaning of elā can be explained as follows: a represents Viṣṇu, i represents Kāmadeva, la represents Lakṣmī.

Śobhī is one of the sixteen words of elā and has a presiding deity named mohinī (the bewildering one) defined in the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi (“crest-jewel of music”), which is a 15th-century Sanskrit work on Indian musicology (gāndharvaśāstra).

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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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śobhin (शोभिन्) refers to “one who shines (with six faces)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.6 (“The miraculous feat of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin named Nārada said to Kumāra (Kārttikeya): “[...] O lord, you are the cause of welfare, the destroyer of the sins of Kali age and a friend of Kubera. Your heart melts with pity. You have twelve eyes and you shine with six faces (rasavaktra-śobhin). Please make my sacrifice complete and perfect. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sobhi : (aor. of sobhati) shone; looked beautiful.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śobhin (शोभिन्).—a.

1) Shining, becoming; धृतं त्वया वार्धकशोभि वल्कलम् (dhṛtaṃ tvayā vārdhakaśobhi valkalam) Kumārasambhava 5.44; R.8.12.

2) Beautiful, lovely, handsome.

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

Śobhin (शोभिन्).—[-śobhin], i. e. śubh and śobha, + in, adj., f. , 1. Shining, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 137; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 358; [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 58. 2. Exceeding, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 384.

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

Śobhin (शोभिन्).—[adjective] splendid, adorned or shining with (—°).

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

1) Śobhin (शोभिन्):—[from śobha] mfn. brilliant, splendid, beautiful, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) resplendent with, beautified by, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (also for śobha = śobhā; e.g. anumeya-śobhin, ‘whose splendour may be infered from’ [Kumāra-sambhava i, 37]).

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

Śobhin (शोभिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sohi.

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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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