Sobhita, Sobhitā, Shobhita: 16 definitions


Sobhita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Shobhit.

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śobhita (शोभित) refers to “being adorned” (with the six divisions), according to verse 11.39-45 of the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [as the Goddess addresses Ādinātha ]: “I have seen this unique miracle which inspires wonder. Thus, you have attained another birth from the belly of the fish. This, your excellent spiritual emanation, is graced with the name Matsyendra and this will be your great fame on the surface of the earth. Beloved, this is your lineage which goes by the name Pūrvāmnāya. It is like the reflection of the Western path. Adorned (śobhita) with the six divisions Ānanda, Āvali (and the rest), it gives success”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Śobhita (शोभित) refers to “utmost richness” [?], according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I approach the great temple of goddess Mṛḍānī that opens to the west. It is guarded outside by Indra and the other [gods who guard the directions], and shines beautifully with utmost richness (paramaiśvarya-śobhitaindrādyaiḥ paramaiśvaryaśobhitam). I venerate the young elephant-faced master of Śiva’s gaṇas, the destroyer of obstacles. His lotus-hands are decorated with a noose, goad, fruit, and lotus. [...]

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śobhita (शोभित) refers to a “shining (body)” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.42 (“Description of the meeting of the Lord and the Mountain”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seeing Śiva in front, Himavat bowed to Him. The mountains and the Brahmins bowed to Sadāśiva. He was seated on his bull, fully bedecked in ornaments and beaming in the face. The beauty of his divine person illuminated the quarters. His body shone (śobhita-vigraha) in the delicate silken garments. His crown was lustrous with the gems set in it. He was smiling shedding pure brilliance everywhere. [...]”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sobhita in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Śobhita (शोभित) refers to “beautiful looking” (birds), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “Finding the birds healthy and well-developed by the use of the tonic medicines mentioned above, and when they look beautiful (śobhita) with their fresh-grown feathers and handsome with their wings which shine like sapphire, when they look charming with feathers on their breast looking like pearls, [...] their owner should then call them on auspicious day. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sobhita. The sixth of the twenty four Buddhas.

He was born in the city of Sudhamma, his father being the khattiya Sudhamma and his mother Sudhamma. For nine thousand years he lived as a householder in three palaces - Kumuda, Nalira and Paduma - his wife being Samangi (Makhila according to the BuA.) and his son Siha. He entered the monastic life in the palace itself and there attained the four jhanas. His wife gave him a meal of milk rice. After practising austerities for only seven days, he attained Enlightenment at the foot of a Naga tree in the palace garden, going there through the air with all his retinue. He preached his first sermon to his step brothers, Asama and Sunetta - who later became his chief Disciples - in the Sudhamma pleasaunce. Anuma was his constant attendant. His chief disciples among nuns were Nakula and Sujata. Ramma and Sudatta were his chief lay patrons among men and Nakula and Citta among women. His height was fifty eight hands. He lived for ninety thousand years and died in the Siharama. The Bodhisatta was a brahmin named Sujata. Bu.vii.1ff.; BuA.137ff.; Mhv.i.7, etc.

2. Sobhita. The constant attendant of Piyadassi Buddha. Bu.xiv.20; J.i.34.

3. Sobhita. See Sobhana (3).

4. Sobhita. A Pacceka Buddha (M.iii.71). Ninety four kappas ago he lived in Cittakuta, and Kanhadinna, in a previous birth, offered him punnaga flowers (ThagA.i.304; cf. Ap.ii.416).

5. Sobhita. A mountain near Himava. Ap.i.328, 416.

6. Sobhita. A brahmin in the time of Padumuttara Buddha; a previous birth of Sagata Thera. He uttered verses in praise of Padumuttara. Ap.i.83.

7. Sobhita. A tapasa in the time of Padumuttara Buddha; he was a previous birth of Tissametteyya. Ap.ii.339.

8. Sobhita Thera. He belonged to a brahmin family of Savatthi and, after hearing the Buddha preach, entered the Order, attaining arahantship. Later the Buddha declared him foremost among those who could remember past births (pubbenivasanussarantanam).

He had resolved to win this eminence in the time of Padumuttara Buddha, when he was a householder in Hamsavati.

In the time of Sumedha Buddha he was a brahmin, expert in the Vedas. Later he left household life and lived in a hermitage near Himava.

Having heard of the appearance of a Buddha in the world, he went to Bandhumati with all possible speed and uttered the Buddhas praises in six stanzas (A.i.25; Thag.vss.165, 166; AA.i.172; ThagA.i.288f).

He is evidently identical with Nanatthavika of the Apadana (Ap.ii.421f). He was once accused of claiming to possess uttarimanussadhamma, but was exonerated by the Buddha (Vin.iii.109). He was evidently an exponent of the Abhidhamma (see DhSA., p.32).

9. Sobhita Thera. An arahant (Ap.

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. An eminent Theri of Jambudipa. Dpv.xviii.9.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sobhita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sobhita : (pp. of sobhati) shone; looked beautiful. (pp. of sobheti), made resplendent; adorned.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōbhita (शोभित).—p (S) Adorned, decorated, ornamented, embellished.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śobhita (शोभित).—p. p.

1) Adorned, graced, decorated.

2) Beautiful, lovely.

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

Śobhita (शोभित).—(1) name of a rich Śākyan youth: Avadāna-śataka ii.98.13 ff.; (2) (= Pali Sobhita 8 in Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names)) name of a Buddhist elder: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.178.9.

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

Śobhita (शोभित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Beautified, decorated. E. śubh to shine, kta aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śobhita (शोभित).—[adjective] splendid, adorned or shining with (—°).

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

Śobhita (शोभित):—[from śobha] mfn. (mostly ifc.) splendid, beautiful, adorned or embellished by, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śobhita (शोभित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Beautified.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śobhita (शोभित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sohia.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sobhita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śobhita (शोभित) [Also spelled shobhit]:—(a) splendid, radiant, beautiful, adorned or embellished.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śōbhita (ಶೋಭಿತ):—[adjective] adorned with (something) and looking elegant; beautified.

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Śōbhita (ಶೋಭಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is beautified and is looking elegant.

2) [noun] a man looking opulent in a restrained, tasteful manner.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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