Shubhakara, Śubhakara, Shubha-kara: 11 definitions
Shubhakara means something in 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 term Śubhakara can be transliterated into English as Subhakara or Shubhakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Śubhakara (शुभकर) refers to “that which causes happiness of mankind”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If, in Varṣā, when the rays are sharp, the sun be white then the Brāhmins, if of blood colour the Kṣatriyas, if yellow the Vaiśyas, and if black the Śūdras will perish. If, as said above, the rays be soft, mankind will be happy [i.e., śubhakara]. If, in Grīṣma, the sun be of blood colour mankind will be afflicted with various fears; If, in Varṣā, he be black there will be drought on the Earth; If, in Hemanta he be yellow there will be immediate fear from disease”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śubhakara (शुभकर) refers to “(one who is) benevolent”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to the Gods and others: “O gods, listen with pleasure and attention to my words. The lord, the destroyer of the fear of gods, will not consume you in fire. Considering Śiva to be benevolent [i.e., śubhakara] you shall shrewdly seek refuge in Him. We shall all seek refuge in Śiva, the ancient Puruṣa, the lord, of excellent features, greater than the greatest, the supreme self, the great one resorting to penance”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
śubhakara (शुभकर).—a Auspicious, favourable.
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.
Śubhakara (शुभकर).—a. auspicious, propitious.
Śubhakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śubha and kara (कर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Propitious, producing good, &c. E. śubha, and kara what makes: also śubhaṅkara .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śubhakara (शुभकर).—[adjective] causing welfare.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śubhakara (शुभकर):—[=śubha-kara] [from śubha > śubh] mfn. causing welfare, auspicious, fortunate, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śubhakara (शुभकर):—[śubha-kara] (raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) a. Propitious.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Śubhakara (शुभकर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suhaṃkara.
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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.
Śubhakara (ಶುಭಕರ):—[adjective] boding well; favorable; auspicious.
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Śubhakara (ಶುಭಕರ):—[noun] that which is auspicious, propitious.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Shubha, Kara.
Starts with: Shubhakaragupta, Shubhakarana.
Ends with: Ashubhakara.
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