Santanaka, Santānaka: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Santānaka (सन्तानक) is the name of a leader of Gaṇas (Gaṇapa or Gaṇeśvara or Gaṇādhipa) who came to Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20. Accordingly, after Śiva decided to become the friend of Kubera:—“[...] thinking thus, Rudra, desirous of carrying out the wish of Śiva (the supreme Brahman) sounded his drum that gave out the divine Nāda. Its resonant, reverberating sound pervaded the three worlds (trailokya) heightening enthusiasm and called upon everyone in diverse ways. On hearing that, [...] the leaders of Gaṇas revered by the whole world and of high fortune arrived there. [...] Another (leader of Gaṇas) Kākapāda with six crores and the lord Santānaka with six crores, Mahābala, Madhupiṅga and Piṅgala each with nine crores. [...]”.
These [viz., Santānaka] and other leaders of Gaṇas [viz., Gaṇapas] were all powerful (mahābala) and innumerable (asaṃkhyāta). [...] The Gaṇa chiefs and other noble souls of spotless splendour eagerly reached there desirous of seeing Śiva. Reaching the spot they saw Śiva, bowed to and eulogised him.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Santānaka, (santanā+ka) 1. (nt.)=santāna 1; VvA. 94, 162 (°valli a sort of long creeper). mūla° a spreading root S. III, 155; J. I, 277.—2. =santāna 2 VvA. 12. ‹-› 3. (nt.) a cobweb Vin. I, 48.—4. offspring S. I, 8. (Page 676)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) What spreads, scatters, &c. m.
(-kaḥ) One of the five trees of heaven. f.
(-nikā) 1. Cream, the coagulum of milk, &c. 2. A cobweb. 3. The blade of a knife or sword. 4. Froth, foam. E. sam before tan to spread, aff. ṇvul .
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Santanakama.
Ends with: Lokasantanaka.
Search found 7 books and stories containing Santanaka, Santānaka; (plurals include: Santanakas, Santānakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 44 - The Boar Dies Fighting < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 32 - Aṅga Gets a Boon from Vāsudeva < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 103 - How to Meditate on Kṛṣṇa in Vaiśākha < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - The March of Vīrabhadra < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 33 - March of The Victorious Lord Śiva < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 40 - The Marriage Procession of Śiva < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CC - The loud applause of the court on the sage's speech < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter CXXXI - Bhasa's account of the worlds < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 11 - Procedure of Gaṇeśa Worship: Manifestation of Lakṣmī < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 26 - The Marriage of Hara and Gaurī Celebrated < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)