Subhumika, Subhūmika: 6 definitions


Subhumika 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)

[«previous next»] — Subhumika in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Subhūmika (सुभूमिक).—A holy place of ancient days in the plains of river Sarasvatī where Apsarās used to come daily and bathe. Deva-Gandharvas visit this place every month. Śrī Kṛṣṇa bathed there once and distributed money to brahmins. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 37).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Subhūmika (सुभूमिक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.36.3). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Subhūmika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Subhumika in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Subhūmika (सुभूमिक) is a Sanskrit word referring to a dwelling place or resort of the celestial nymphs (apsaras). They live chiefly on earth around rivers or on mountains, as in the courts of all the gods.

Source: GRETIL e-library: Epic Mythology

Subhūmika is a Tīrtha of the Sarasvatī, which is the playground of the Apsarasas, where gods, Apsarasas, Gandharvas, and seers go regularly once a month to enjoy themselves with divine sports (See Mahābhārata 9, 37, 3).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Subhumika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Subhūmika (सुभूमिक):—[=su-bhūmika] [from su > su-pakva] n. (or f(ā). ) Name of a place near the Sarasvatī, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Subhumika in German

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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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