Subhima, Subhīma: 4 definitions

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Subhima 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: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Subhīma (सुभीम).—One of the eight rākṣasas facing the eight vasus in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Subhīma (सुभीम).—A son of Pāñcajanyāgni called Tapa. This Agni is one of the fifteen Agnis which cause hindrances in Yajñas. Subhīma, Atibhīma, Bhīma, Bhīmabala. Bala, Sumitra, Mitravān, Mitrajña, Mitravardhana, Mitradharman, Surapravīra, Vīra, Suvarcas, Veśa and Surahantā are the fifteen Agnis which cause hindrances in Yajñas. (Vana Parva, Chapter 220, Verse 11).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Subhīma (सुभीम):—[=su-bhīma] [from su > su-pakva] mfn. very dreadful or terrible, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a malignant demon, [Mahābhārata]

3) Subhīmā (सुभीमा):—[=su-bhīmā] [from su-bhīma > su > su-pakva] f. Name of a wife of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Subhīma (सुभीम):—

1) adj. überaus furchtbar.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines der Deva Yajñamuṣ [Mahābhārata 3, 14166.] —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Gemahlinnen Krṣṇa’s, einer Mādrī, [Harivaṃśa 8984. 9180.]

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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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