Shribhadra, Śrībhadra: 6 definitions



Shribhadra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 term Śrībhadra can be transliterated into English as Sribhadra or Shribhadra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र) refers to “n. of a type of flag § 4.20.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र) is an example of a Vaiṣṇavite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Vaiṣṇavism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Śrībhadra) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र).—(1) (Śiri°) name of a Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 257.13 (verse); (2) name of a nāga: Mahāvyutpatti 3352; of a nāga king, Mahā-Māyūrī 246.21.

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Śrībhadrā (श्रीभद्रा).—(1) name of a female lay-disciple: Gaṇḍavyūha 51.16; (2) name of a girl, attendant on Subhadrā (1): Gaṇḍavyūha 52.2.

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

Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र).—m.

(-draḥ) A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) E. śrī Lakshmi, bhadra auspicious.

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

1) Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र):—[=śrī-bhadra] [from śrī] m. Cyperus Rotundus (generally f(ā). ), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a serpent-demon, [Buddhist literature]

3) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Colebrooke]

4) Śrībhadrā (श्रीभद्रा):—[=śrī-bhadrā] [from śrī-bhadra > śrī] f. Name of a goddess, [Kālacakra]

5) [v.s. ...] of the second wife of Bimbisāra, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śrībhadra (श्रीभद्र):—

1) eine Cyperus-Art (bhadramustaka), m. [WILSON] nach [Śabdaratnāvalī] f. ā [Śabdakalpadruma] nach derselben Aut. —

2) m. Nomen proprium a) eines Schlangendämons [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 87.] — b) eines Autors [Colebrooke 2, 49.] —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium a) einer Göttin [KĀLACAKRA 3, 140.] — b) der zweiten Gemahlin Bimbisāra’s [BURNOUF] in [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 304.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 253 (23).]

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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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