Shubhavaktra, Śubhavaktrā: 4 definitions



Shubhavaktra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śubhavaktrā can be transliterated into English as Subhavaktra or Shubhavaktra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shubhavaktra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śubhavaktrā (शुभवक्त्रा).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 7).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śubhavaktrā (शुभवक्त्रा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.7). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śubhavaktrā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shubhavaktra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śubhavaktrā (शुभवक्त्रा):—[=śubha-vaktrā] [from śubha > śubh] f. ‘of ausp° face’, Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Śubhavaktrā (शुभवक्त्रा):—f. Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's (die ein schönes Gesicht hat) [Mahābhārata 9, 2625.]

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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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