Svarbhanu, aka: Svarbhānu, Svar-bhanu; 6 Definition(s)
Svarbhanu 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु).—One of the eight rākṣasas facing the eight vasus in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
1) Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु).—A Dānava (asura) born to Kaśyapaprajāpati by his wife Danu. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 12 that Ugrasena the father of Kaṃsa was the rebirth of this Dānava.
2) Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु).—An son born to Śrī Kṛṣṇa by Satyabhāmā. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 10).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 30 and 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 5, 7.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 188; 53. 83; 68. 14.
- 3) Ib. 70. 71.
1b) A son of Satyabhāmā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 10.
1c) A son of Soma, also known as Budha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 63; II. 23. 80-38.
1d) A son of Simhikā and born in Bharaṇi; vanquished the sun; his daughter Prabhā was married to Āyu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 83-97, 137; III. 6. 8, 23-4; 8. 77; 67. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 1.
1e) Rāhu, the planet;1 has a dark chariot drawn by eight steeds;2 in the army at Tārakāmaya;3 mahāgraha left unskilled with Virocana;4 comes out of the sun and enters the moon in Parvas; then from the moon to the sun; comes out from behind and crossing the shadow of the earth forms a circle itself; its place is Bṛhadsthānam full of darkness;5 has only one ray.6
- 1) Matsya-purāṇa 128. 50.
- 2) Ib. 127. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 71.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 128. 62; 173. 23.
- 4) Ib. 177. 8; 178. 67.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 80-81; 53. 63-65; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 12. 21-22.
- 6) Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 88.
1f) A son of Vipracitti.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 12.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु) or Rāhu refers to a planet which can de depicted using hand gestures (hasta or mudrā).—When the left hand and the right hand assume sarpaśīrṣa hasta and sūcī hasta respectively, it denotes the planet Rāhu. Rāhu is also called Svarbhānu.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु).—Name of Rāhu; तुल्येऽपराधे स्वर्भानुर्भानुमन्तं चिरेण यत् । हिमांशुमाशु ग्रसते तन्म्रदिम्नः स्फुटं फलम् (tulye'parādhe svarbhānurbhānumantaṃ cireṇa yat | himāṃśumāśu grasate tanmradimnaḥ sphuṭaṃ phalam) Ś.i.2.49. °सूदनः (sūdanaḥ) the sun.
Derivable forms: svarbhānuḥ (स्वर्भानुः).
Svarbhānu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svar and bhānu (भानु).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-nuḥ) Rahu, the personified ascending node. E. svar heaven, bhānu shining.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 24 - The arrangement of the heavenly luminaries < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 6 - Glorification of The Race of Danu < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 67 - The origin of Dhanvantari < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter VI - Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Prachetas < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter LXVI - Description of the specific marks of Salagrama < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter LVIII - Positions and dimensions of the sun and other planets < [Agastya Samhita]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 6 - The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksa < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 61 - Lord Balarama Slays Rukmi < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 32 - Description of Creation (3): The family of Kaśyapa < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)