Shubhavati, Subhavati, Śubhavatī, Subhavatī: 2 definitions



Shubhavati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Śubhavatī can be transliterated into English as Subhavati or Shubhavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shubhavati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śubhavatī (शुभवती).—The sabhā of Varuṇa in the fifth slope of Meru; the lord of waters.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 34. 89.
Purana book cover
context information

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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shubhavati in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Subhavati. A city in the time of Piyadassi Buddha. Near by was Sudassanapabbata, where lived the deva king Sudassana. BuA.173.

2. Subhavati. A city in the time of Anomadassi Buddha. Near by was the Sudassanuyyana, where the Buddha preached his first sermon. BuA.143.

context information

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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