Subhanu, Subhānu: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10; 89. 22[3].
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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)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Subhānu (सुभानु):—[=su-bhānu] [from su > su-pakva] mfn. shining beautifully or brightly, [Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the 17th (or 51st) year of Jupiter’s cycle of 60 years, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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