Svabhratri, Svabhrātṛ, Sva-bhratri: 1 definition


Svabhratri 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.

The Sanskrit term Svabhrātṛ can be transliterated into English as Svabhratr or Svabhratri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Svabhratri in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Svabhrātṛ (स्वभ्रातृ) refers to “one’s own brother”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O great sage, I shall tell you what Himācala did, when the seven sages and Arundhatī left. Bidding farewell to his brothers (svabhrātṛ), Meru and others Himācala, the lord of mountains, rejoiced in the company of his sons, daughter and wife. Urged by them lovingly, Himācala caused the letter of betrothal to be written by Garga, his priest. [...]”.

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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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