Sampati, aka: Sampāti, Saṃpāti; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Sampati in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

1) Sampāti (सम्पाति).—A bird. The elder brother of Jaṭāyu. Birth. Aruṇa and Garuḍa were the sons born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Vinatā. Two sons named Sampāti and Jaṭāyu were born to Aruṇa. (For further details see under Jaṭāyu, para 1). Sampāti in the Rāmāyaṇa. Once Sampāti and his younger brother Jaṭāyu flew to the Sun. To protect his younger brother Jaṭāyu who had neared the Sun, Sampāti opened his wings which were burnt and he fell on the shore of the salt sea. At this time an army of the monkeys, with Hanūmān at their head came there, in search of Sītā. Sampāti gave them directions of the path they were to follow. (Detailed story is given under Rāma and Mālī (See full article at Story of Sampāti from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Sampāti (सम्पाति).—A Rākṣasa (giant). The son of Kumbhīnadī the sister of Kaikasī. (See under Kaikasī).

3) Sampāti (सम्पाति).—A warrior who fought against the Pāṇḍavas on the Kaurava side. He took his place at the 'hṛdaya' (centre) of the Garuḍavyūha set up by Droṇa. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 20, Verse 12).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Sampati (सम्पति).—A son of Aruṇa and Gṛdhri; father of Vijaya and Prasaha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 447.

2a) Sampāti (सम्पाति).—A son of Supratīka elephant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 341.

2b) A son of Aruṇa and Śyeni and father of Babhru and Sighraga; a fabulous bird and brother of Jaṭāyu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 35: Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 327.

2c) A son of Bahuvidha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saṃpāti (संपाति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.67) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Saṃpāti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Sampati was a great bird, the son of the sage Kashyapa and Unmati, one of the hundred daughters of Daksha. He was very fond of his half-brother Jatayu (who was also a bird). Once when they were young, both the bird-brothers had attempted to fly up to the sun. Jatayu flew higher and closer and almost burnt his wings. Seeing his younger brother in distress, Sampati flew higher than him and shielded him from the burning rays of the sun with his own wings. In this process, his wings burnt away and he was not able to fly again. His brother Jatayu succeeded him as the King of birds.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Sampāti (सम्पाति): Sampati was one of the two sons of Aruna, elder brother of Jatayu. Sampati lost his wings when he was a child.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Sampati in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

sampati : (ind.) just now.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sampati, (saṃ+paṭi; cp. Sk. samprati) now Miln. 87; sampatijāta, just born D. II, 15=M. III, 123. Cp. sampaṭike. (Page 690)

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

Saṃpāti (संपाति).—Name of a fabulous bird, son of Garuḍa and elder brother of Jaṭāyu.

Derivable forms: saṃpātiḥ (संपातिः).

See also (synonyms): saṃpātika.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sampāti (सम्पाति).—f.

(-tiḥ) The son of Garuda, a fabulous bird. E. sam, pā intensitive, to cherish or drink, ati Unadi aff.; or sam + pat-ṇic-in .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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