Upasobhita, Upa-shobhita, Upashobhita: 10 definitions

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Upasobhita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Upasobhita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित) refers to “that which shines brilliantly”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The venerable sacred seat of Jālandhara is in the locus of the cavity (of the mouth). It is adorned with flames of Fire and shines brilliantly [i.e., vahnijvāla-upaśobhita] and burns with the Doomsday Fire in the form of a (radiant) spark (of light). The venerable Cakrīśanātha is the emperor in the middle of the wheel (located here) and is mounted on the power of his knowledge surrounded by many troupes of Yoginīs and is adorned with sixteen energies. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Upasobhita in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित) refers to “sitting atop” [=‘being decorated with’ ?], according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.1-9, while describing the appearance and worship of Viṣṇu, in the form of Nārāyaṇa]—“He should always think of the four-armed Nārāyaṇa arising. [...] Deva bears divine garments [and] sits atop a divine flower (divyapuṣpa-upaśobhita) [i.e., a lotus]. [He is] decorated with a gleaming crown of rubies, a small bell, and a net [and] wears heavenly earrings. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित) refers to “being adorned (with various colors)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “This, this here most excellent cloth, adorned with various colors (upaśobhitanānā-raṃgopaśobhitam), I give with the most excellent devotion, granting success in everything”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasobhita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upasobhita : (pp. of upasobhati) appeared beautiful.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Upasobhita, (pp. of upasobheti) embellished, beautified, adorned PvA. 153, 187; Sdhp. 593. (Page 148)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasobhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Adorned. E. upa and śobhita beautified.

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

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित):—[=upa-śobhita] [from upa-śubh] mfn. adorned, ornamented, decorated, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Suśruta; Pañcatantra etc.]

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

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित):—[upa-śobhita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Adorned.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upaśobhita (उपशोभित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvasobhiya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasobhita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upaśōbhita (ಉಪಶೋಭಿತ):—[adjective] beautified or looking beautiful; ornamented; decorated.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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