Surabhikeshata, aka: Surabhikeśatā, Surabhi-keshata; 1 Definition(s)


Surabhikeshata means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Surabhikeśatā can be transliterated into English as Surabhikesata or Surabhikeshata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Surabhikeśatā (सुरभिकेशता) or Surabhikeśa refers to “fragrant hair of the head” and represents the seventy-ninth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., surabhi-keśatā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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