Subhanu, aka: Subhānu; 3 Definition(s)

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Subhanu 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Subhānu (सुभानु).—One of the ten sons of Satyabhāmā, the other nine being Bhānu, Svarbhānu, Prabhānu, Bhānumān, Candrabhānu, Bṛhadbhānu, Havirbhānu, Śrībhānu and Pratibhānu. (Bhāgavata, 10th Skandha).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Subhānu (सुभानु).—A son of Satyabhāmā: went with Kṛṣṇa's sacrificial horse.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10; 89. 22[3].
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Subhānu (सुभानु) or Svabhānu refers to the seventeenth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native getting birth in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘subhanu’ has curly hair, simple nature, beautiful form (body), is the conqueror of the enemy side, wise, courteous, has smiling joyful face and is endowed with splendour or magnificence.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year subhanu (2003-2004 AD) will have the learning, conduct and virtue characteristic of his tribe or race.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Samvatsara
Saṃvatsara.—(CII 3; 4; IA 17), ‘a year’; ‘an cra’, the earlier years of the Indian eras being q...
Pratibhanu
Pratibhānu (प्रतिभानु).—A son born to Śrī Kṛṣṇa of Satyabhāmā. Bhānu, Subhānu, Svarbhānu, Prabh...
Svabhanu
Svabhānu (स्वभानु) or Subhānu refers to the seventeenth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic ast...

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