Subhru, Subhrū, Su-bhru: 12 definitions
Subhru means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Subhrū (सुभ्रू).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 8).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Subhrū (सुभ्रू) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.7). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Subhrū) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Subhrū (सुभ्रू) refers to “beautiful eyebrows”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] (The gross form has) five faces, ten arms and, pure, it has a smiling face. [...] She has beautiful eyebrows [i.e., subhrū] and nose and long eyes. (Her) hair is tied together in a topknot. She has beautiful ears, hands and cheeks and is adorned with beautiful earrings. She has beautiful arms, throat and heart and her breasts are fat and upraised. The middle part (of her belly) is crinkled with three (charming) folds and she is adorned with a line of hair (that travels down from the navel). [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
1) Subhrū (सुभ्रू) is the name of a Yakṣiṇī mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Subhrū).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Subhrū (सुभ्रू).—a. having beautiful eyebrows.
-bhrūḥ f.) a lovely woman. (N. B. The vocative singular of this word is strictly subhrūḥ; but subhru is used by writers like Bhaṭṭi. Kālidāsa, and Bhavabhūti; hā pitaḥ kvāsi he subhru Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.17; so V.3.22; Kumārasambhava 5.43; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 3.8.)
Subhrū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and bhrū (भ्रू).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Subhru (सुभ्रु).—f. (-bhruḥ or -bhrū) A woman. Adj. Having beautiful eyebrows; the voc. of this word is subhrūḥ, but subhru often occurs in classics. E. su handsome, and bhru or bhrū eyebrow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Subhru (सुभ्रु).—see bhrū.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Subhru (सुभ्रु).—1. subhrū [feminine] lovely eyebrows.
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Subhrū (सुभ्रू).—[feminine] lovely eyebrows.
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Subhru (सुभ्रु).—2. subhrū [feminine] [adjective] lovely-browed.
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Subhrū (सुभ्रू).—[feminine] [adjective] lovely-browed.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Subhru (सुभ्रु):—[=su-bhru] [from su > su-pakva] f. a beautiful brow, [Amaru-śataka; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. ([nominative case] sg. mf. -BrUs [accusative] mf. -bhruvam f. also -BrUm; [instrumental case] f. -bhruvā; [dative case] -bhruve or vai; [ablative] -bhruvas or vās; [genitive case] [plural] -bhrūvām or -bhrūṇām; [vocative case] sg. -bhrūs or generally -bhru, of [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 50]) lovely-browed, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) Subhrū (सुभ्रू):—[=su-bhrū] [from su > su-pakva] f. a beautiful brow, [Amaru-śataka; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] mfn. ([nominative case] sg. mf. -BrUs [accusative] mf. -bhruvam f. also -BrUm; [instrumental case] f. -bhruvā; [dative case] -bhruve or vai; [ablative] -bhruvas or vās; [genitive case] [plural] -bhrūvām or -bhrūṇām; [vocative case] sg. -bhrūs or generally -bhru, of [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 50]) lovely-browed, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] f. (ūs) a (l° br°) maiden, [ib.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Subhru (सुभ्रु):—[su-bhru] (bhruḥ-bhrūḥ) 2. 3. f. A woman. a. Fine-browed.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Subhrū (सुभ्रू) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Subbhu.
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Ends with: Vidarbhasubhru.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.15.19 < [Chapter 15 - Description of Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa’s Falling in Love]
Verse 2.17.25 < [Chapter 17 - The Meeting of Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa]
Verse 5.6.10 < [Chapter 6 - Seeing Śrī Mathurā]
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Text 7.3 < [Chapter 7 - Literary Faults]
Text 10.209 < [Chapter 10 - Ornaments of Meaning]
Text 7.106 < [Chapter 7 - Literary Faults]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Malatimadhava (study) (by Jintu Moni Dutta)
Part 5.3a - Pada-doṣa (defects of word) < [Chapter 2 - Literary Study of the Mālatīmādhava]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)