Shubhavrata, Śubhavrata: 4 definitions


Shubhavrata 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 Śubhavrata can be transliterated into English as Subhavrata or Shubhavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shubhavrata in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śubhavrata (शुभव्रत) refers to “having one’s mind fixed in Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.7 (“The gods pray”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Gods: “O Viṣṇu, O Brahmā, O gods and O sages of auspicious rites (śubhavrata), I am delighted by your Japa. Speak out the desired boon”.

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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»] — Shubhavrata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śubhavrata (शुभव्रत).—[adjective] of good conduct or character, virtuous, honest.

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

1) Śubhavrata (शुभव्रत):—[=śubha-vrata] [from śubha > śubh] n. Name of a [particular] religious observance (kept on the 12th day in one of the halves of the month Kārttika), [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. virtuous or moral in conduct, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shubhavrata in German

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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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