Subhasha, aka: Subhāṣa; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Subhasha 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 Subhāṣa can be transliterated into English as Subhasa or Subhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Subhasha in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Subhāṣa (सुभाष).—A son of Supārśva II and father of Suśruta.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 31.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of subhasha or subhasa in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Katha (narrative stories)

Subhasha in Katha glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Subhāsa (सुभास) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered equal to a great warrior (mahāratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... and [Subhāsa, and others] are great warriors”.

The story of Subhāsa was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Subhāsa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha book cover
context information

Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

Discover the meaning of subhasha or subhasa in the context of Katha from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 2 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Somaka
Somaka (सोमक) is the name of an ancient king who was conquered by Mahāsena, king of Ujjayinī, a...
Sushruta
Suśruta (सुश्रुत).—Reputed master of the science of Surgery, Suśruta was the grandson of King G...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: