Subhata, aka: Subhaṭa, Su-bhata; 4 Definition(s)
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Katha (narrative stories)
1) Subhaṭa (सुभट) is the name of an ancient emperor of the western border, whose daughter, Candrikāvatī, was captivated by love at the sight of Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44.
2) Subhaṭa (सुभट) is one of the five kings that conspired against king Vikramasiṃha from Pratiṣṭhāna, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, “... once on a time, when he was in his city [Pratiṣṭhāna], five or six of his [Vikramasiṃha’s] relations combined together, and going to his palace, surrounded him. Their names were Mahābhaṭa, Virabāhu, Subāhu, Subhaṭa and Pratāpāditya, all powerful kings. The king’s minister was proceeding to try the effect of conciliation on them, but the king set him aside, and went out to fight with them”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Subhaṭa, 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 (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.
Languages of India and abroad
subhaṭa (सुभट).—a Well-formed, shapely, symmetrical. 2 Used in poetry in the free sense of Large, grand, fine, magnificent &c. Ex. śivabhajana gaṅgēcā lōṭa || kiṃ vivēkabhāva ratnācā muguṭa || cāturyācā samudra subhaṭa ||. See another ex. under haṃsātmā.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
subhaṭa (सुभट).—a Symmetrical. Large.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Subhaṭa (सुभट).—a great warrior, champion, soldier.
Derivable forms: subhaṭaḥ (सुभटः).
Subhaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and bhaṭa (भट).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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