Samtoshya, Santoṣya, Saṃtoṣya, Santoshya: 5 definitions


Samtoshya 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.

The Sanskrit terms Santoṣya and Saṃtoṣya can be transliterated into English as Santosya or Santoshya or Samtosya or Samtoshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Saṃtoṣya (संतोष्य) [=Tosya?] refers to “propitating”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Nārada said to Himavat:—“[..] O lord of mountains, Śiva will become Ardhanārīśvara (half male and half female), with your daughter forming half the part of your body. Their meeting once again will be delightful. After propitiating [i.e., saṃtoṣya] lord Śiva, the lord of all, by the power of her penance, your daughter will take away half the body of Śiva. By propitating [i.e., tosya] Śiva with her penance she will acquire the lustre of gold and will be known as Svarṇagaurī. Your daughter will be as fair-complexioned as lightning. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Saṃtoṣya (संतोष्य) refers to “entertaining” (the spectators), according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [while describing pratiṣṭhā in chapter 6]—“[The Ācārya should] also entertain (santoṣya) spectators with tāmbūla etc. [In addition,] food and a bali should be offered for [their] good fortune”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Santoṣya (सन्तोष्य).—Ind. Having pleased or gratified. E. sam before tuṣ to be pleased, causal v., lyap aff.

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

Saṃtoṣya (संतोष्य):—[=saṃ-toṣya] [from saṃ-toṣa > saṃ-tuṣ] mfn. to be contented or gratified, [Mahābhārata]

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Samtoshya in German

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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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