Subhadraka, Su-bhadraka: 8 definitions


Subhadraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक):—One of the persons joining Śiva during the preparations of the war between Śankhacūḍa and the Devas, according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (9.20.22-53). All persons attending were remained seated on beautiful aerial cars, built of jewels and gems. The war was initiated by Puṣpadanta (messenger of Śiva) who was ordered to restore the rights of the Devas. .

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक) refers to a variety of prāsāda (‘superstructure’, or, upper storey of any building), according to the Mayamata (5th-century guidebook on Dravidian architecture). It is part of the Catuṣtala (four-storey) group of prāsādas.

The Subhadraka variety has the following specifications and decorative motif components:

Number of talas (levels): 4;
Shape of grīva (neck) and śikhara (head): Square;
Number of śālas: 12;
Number of kūṭas: 12;
Number of pañjaras: 12;
Number of alpanāsis: As many as required;

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Subhadraka in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक) refers to a class of yakṣas, which are deities categorised as belonging to the vyantara class of Gods (devas). According to Jain cosmological texts, such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna, the assigned color of yakṣas is black and their tree is the “banyan tree” (vaṭa). The vyantaras represent a class of Gods (devas) comprising eight groups of deities that wander about the three worlds (adhaloka, madhyaloka and ūrdhvaloka).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Subhadraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक).—

1) a car for carrying the image of a god.

2) the Bilva tree.

Derivable forms: subhadrakaḥ (सुभद्रकः).

Subhadraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and bhadraka (भद्रक).

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

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A car of the gods. m.

(-kaḥ) A tree, (Ægle marmelos.) E. kan added to the last.

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

1) Subhadraka (सुभद्रक):—[=su-bhadraka] [from su > su-pakva] m. the car or vehicle of a god for carrying his image in procession, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the plant Aegle Marmelos, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Subhadrakā (सुभद्रका):—[=su-bhadrakā] [from su-bhadraka > su > su-pakva] (subhadrikā) f. a courtezan, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Kedāra’s Vṛtti-ratnākara]

5) [v.s. ...] of a younger sister of Kṛṣṇa (See next), [Pañcarātra]

6) Subhadraka (सुभद्रक):—[=su-bhadraka] [from su > su-pakva] n. a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

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

Subhadraka (सुभद्रक):—[su-bhadraka] (kaṃ) 1. n. A car of the gods. m. Ægle marmelos.

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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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