Santana, Santāna: 12 definitions



Santana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Santāna (सन्तान):—Son of Ugra (aspect of Śiva, as in, one of the eight names of Rudra) and Suvarchalā, according to the Pādma-purāṇa.

Shilpashastra book cover
context information

Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Shilpashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Santāna (सन्तान) or Santānāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (e.g., santāna).

Shaivism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An Elder who came to Ceylon from Rakkhanga, at the head of thirty three monks, at the invitation of Vimaladhammasuriya II. Cv.xcvii.10.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(of body, sub consciousness, consciousness or groups of existence): Santāna (“continuity”).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'continuity', may refer to

  • the continuity of consciousness (citta-s.),

  • of the groups of existence (khandha-s.),

  • of sub-consciousness (bhavanga-s.),

  • of corporeality (rūpa-s.),

  • to the uninterrupted continuity of the paticcasamuppāda (q.v.), etc. (App.).

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Santāna.—(SITI), lineage. (BL), cf. a Jain religious teacher described as belonging to the paṭṭa of another teacher and the santāna of a third teacher. (IA 20), used in the sense of āmnāya or kula-krama. (EI 6), same as santānaka, santati; seven in number. Note: santāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

santāna : (nt.) continuity; succession; 2. offspring; 3. a cobweb.

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

Santāna, (nt.) (fr. saṃ+tan) 1. spreading, ramification, tendril (valli°) KhA 48.—2. one of the 5 celestial trees J. VI, 239 (°maya made of its flowers).—3. (also m, ) continuity, succession; lineage S. III, 143; DA. I, 46; DhsA. 63, 217, 297; Vism. 555; VbhA. 164. Cp. citta° continuity of consciousness Cpd. 1677. (Page 676)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

santāna (संतान).—n (S) Race, progeny, offspring, descendants. Pr. kuḷāsa kōḍa santānāsa vēḍa. 2 m S One of the trees of Paradise,--one of the five reckoned as kalpavṛkṣa q. v.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

santāna (संतान).—n Race, offspring, descendants.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Santāna (सन्तान).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. Family, race, lineage. 2. Offspring, progeny, a son or daughter. 3. One of the five trees of heaven. 4. Spreading, expansion. 5. Continuous line. E. sam before tan to spread, aff. ghañ .

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

Santāna (सन्तान):—(naḥ) 1. m. Family, race, offspring; a heavenly tree; expansion.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of santana in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: