Svabhanu, Svabhānu: 4 definitions

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Svabhanu 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Svabhānu (स्वभानु) or Subhānu refers to the seventeenth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native getting birth in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘svabhanu’ has curly hair, simple nature, beautiful form (body), is the conqueror of the enemy side, wise, courteous, has smiling joyful face and is endowed with splendour or magnificence.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year svabhanu (2003-2004 AD) will have the learning, conduct and virtue characteristic of his tribe or race.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Svabhānu (स्वभानु) is the seventeenth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Svabhānu], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Svabhānu (स्वभानु).—[adjective] self-luminous.

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

Svabhānu (स्वभानु):—[=sva-bhānu] [from sva] (sva-) mfn. self-luminous, [Ṛg-veda]

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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. 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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