Santati, Saṃtati, Saṃtatī, Śaṃtāti, Shantati, Shamtati, Sham-tati, Samtati: 22 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śaṃtāti can be transliterated into English as Samtati or Shamtati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Santati (सन्तति):—Son of Alarka (son of Dyumān). His son was called Sunītha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.8)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Saṃtati (संतति).—A son of Alarka, and father of Sunītha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 8.

2a) Saṃtatī (संतती).—(see Sannatī); a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Kratu;1 gave birth to Vālakhilyas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 56; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 25.
  • 2) Ib. I. 10. 11.

2b) A R. of Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 62.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Saṃtati (संतति) (Santati) refers to one of the daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti: one of the two daughters of Manu-svāyaṃbhuva and Śatarūpā, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Saṃtati (Santati)was given to Kratu.]. Kratu and Saṃtati gave birth to sixty-thousand Vālakhilyas.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Santati (सन्तति) is the name of an Apsara created for the sake of a type of dramatic perfomance. Acording to the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.46-51, after Brahmā asked Bharata for materials necessary for the Graceful Style (kaiśikī: a type of performance, or prayoga), Bharata answered “This Style cannot be practised properly by men except with the help of women”. Therefore, Brahmā created with his mind several apsaras (celestial nymphs), such as Santati, who were skillful in embellishing the drama.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Santati (सन्तति) or Santatyāgama refers to one of the upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Yogajāgama which is 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 purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Santati-āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Yogaja-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A minister of Pasenadi. Because he quelled a frontier disturbance, the king gave over the kingdom to him for seven days, and gave him a woman skilled in song and dance. For seven days Santati enjoyed himself, drinking deeply; on the seventh day he went to the bathing place fully adorned, riding the state elephant. The Buddha met him on the way, and Santati saluted him from the elephant. The Buddha smiled and passed on. When questioned by Ananda, the Buddha answered that on that very day Santati would attain arahantship and die.

Santati spent part of the day amusing himself in the water, and then sat in the drinking hall of the park. The woman came on the stage and sang and danced, but she had fasted for seven days to acquire more grace of body, and, as she danced, she fell down dead. Santati was overwhelmed with a mighty sorrow, and straightway became sober. He then sought the Buddha for consolation in his grief. The Buddha preached a four line stanza, and Santati attained arahantship and asked the Buddhas permission to pass into nibbana. The Buddha agreed, on condition that he rose into the air and told to the assembled people the story of his past life. Santati agreed to this, and, rising to a height of seven palm trees, related the meritorious deed of his past life.

Ninety kappas ago, in the time of Vipassi Buddha, he was a householder of Bandhumati, and became a follower of the Buddha and went about proclaiming the virtues of the Three Refuges. King Bandhuma met him and gave him a garland of flowers to wear and a horse on which to ride, while proclaiming the Law. He later gave him a chariot, great wealth, beautiful jewels and an elephant. Thus, for eighty four thousand years, Santati went about preaching the Dhamma, and there was diffused from his body the fragrance of sandalwood, and from his mouth the fragrance of the lotus.

As he related his story, seated cross legged in the air, he developed the idea of fire and passed into nibbana. Flames burst from his body and burnt it up. The Buddha had his relics collected and a shrine built for them at the meeting of four highways. Discussion arose as to whether Santati should be called a brahmin or a monk. The Buddha said that both names were equally appropriate. DhA.iii.78 84; SN.i.350; MA.i.188; cf. the story of Abhayarajakumara.

Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas

Santati means continuity.

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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).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Santati.—(SITI), lineage. Cf. also sapta-santati (EI 14) and santānaka (under santāna). Note: santati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

santati : (f.) continuity; duration; lineage.

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

Santati, (f.) (fr. saṃ+tan, lit. stretch) 1. continuity, duration, subsistence Dhs. 643; Nett 79; Miln. 72, 185; VbhA. 8, 170, 173; VvA. 25; Vism. 431, 449. citta° continuity of consciousness Kvu 458; cp. Cpd. 6, 1531, 252 sq.; dhamma° continuity of states Miln. 40; rūpa° of form VbhA. 21; saṅkhāra° causal connection of material things Th. 1, 716.—2. lineage Miln. 160. (Page 676)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

santati (संतति).—f (S) Race, lineage, progeny, offspring, descendants.

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

santati (संतति).—f Race, lineage, offspring, descendants.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃtati (संतति).—f.

1) Stretching across, spreading along.

2) Extent, expanse, extension; संतापसंततिमहाव्यसनाय तस्या- मासक्तमेतदनपेक्षितहेतु चेतः (saṃtāpasaṃtatimahāvyasanāya tasyā- māsaktametadanapekṣitahetu cetaḥ) Māl.1.23; Bhāg.1.4.19.

3) Continuous line or flow, series, row, range, succession, continuity; चिन्तासंततितन्तुजालनिबिडस्यूतेव लग्ना प्रिया (cintāsaṃtatitantujālanibiḍasyūteva lagnā priyā) Māl. 5.1; कुसुमसंततिसंततसंगिभिः (kusumasaṃtatisaṃtatasaṃgibhiḥ) Śi.6.36.

5) Perpetuation, uninterrupted continuance; निदानमिक्ष्वाकुकुलस्य संततेः (nidānamikṣvākukulasya saṃtateḥ) R.3. 1.

6) A race, lineage, family.

7) Offspring, progeny; संततिः शुद्धवंश्या हि परत्रेह च शर्मणे (saṃtatiḥ śuddhavaṃśyā hi paratreha ca śarmaṇe) R.1.69.

8) A heap, mass; (alaṃ) सहसा संततिमंहसां विहन्तुम् (sahasā saṃtatimaṃhasāṃ vihantum) Ki.5.17.

Derivable forms: saṃtatiḥ (संततिः).

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Śaṃtāti (शंताति).—a. conferring happiness, propitious, auspicious.

Śaṃtāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śam and tāti (ताति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saṃtati (संतति).—f. (1) (like saṃtāna) continuity (Sanskrit), in Northern Buddhism applied to the série personnelle (Lévi, Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) ix.5 and xi.53, notes) which causes the false ap- pearance of a transmigrating personality or ‘self’: pudgalaḥ saṃtatiḥ skandhāḥ Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 79.11, and the like 266.12; 282.5; °ti-kriyotpāda- 40.16; saṃtati-prabandha(q.v.)- 76.4; 146.17; -prabandhana- (= prabandha, continuation ? or as in Sanskrit, connexion ?) 235.11; (ajñānādi na vidyate,) tad-abhāve na vijñānaṃ saṃtatyā jāyate katham 371.13; tri-saṃtati (which Suzuki, Studies 407, could not interpret), may perhaps refer to the saṃtati of citta, manas, and mano-vijñāna (compare citta-saṃtati under 2 below), all unreal, and mentioned immediately before the first mention of tri-saṃtati, viz.: (citta-mano-manovijñānasvabhāva-vive- ka-ratasya) trisaṃtati-vyavachinnadarśanasya Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 9.18; (māyā-vetālayantrābhaṃ…) trisaṃtati-vyavachinnaṃ ja- gat paśya vimucyate 96.1 = (°vetāḍa°) 265.14 (verse), seeing the world as like a mirage…and cut off from the triple continuity (i.e. perceiving this to be unreal), he is released; trisaṃtati-vyavachinnaṃ…bhavaṃ māyopamaṃ sadā 296.13; see (tri-)saṃgati (2) which might tempt to emendation but is probably quite a different word; it = the 3 saṃdhi (q.v. 6); could trisaṃtati mean the same? [Page555-b+ 71] (2) with or (usually) without preceding citta- in composition (Pali has citta-saṃtati and -saṃtāna, but hardly in the same use, see refs. in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), orig. developed from prec., continuity of mind, frame of mind, mental disposition: vis- mayāvarjita-citta-saṃtatir ([bahuvrīhi]) Divyāvadāna 286.21; without citta, same meaning, bhoktukāmāvarjita-°tiḥ Divyāvadāna 171.4; Maitreyasya (sva-)saṃtatiḥ paripakvā Avadāna-śataka ii.176.3; na cāvalīna-°tayo bhavanti (bodhisattvāḥ) udārasaṃtatikāś ca…Śikṣāsamuccaya 309.17, not of depressed disposition, with exalted d.; tyāga-vāsitāṃ saṃtatiṃ karomi Gaṇḍavyūha 220.2; snigdha-°tir bhavati Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 91.2, les moments de la pensée ont un glissement tout uni (Lévi); nāmiṣaprakṣiptayā °tyā Śikṣāsamuccaya 128.7, see s.v. āmiṣa; ātmagrāha-patitayā °tyā Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 177.14, with your mentality fallen into (erroneous) acceptance of the soul; antadvaya-patitayā °tyā 185.8; 209.4; dvay- ānta-patitayā °tyā 193.6; kudṛṣṭi-patitayā °tyā Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 195.3; Daśabhūmikasūtra 17.26; vitathatā-patitayā °tyā Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 232.1; svasaṃtatiṃ vyavalokayataḥ (examining) Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.190.14, 21 ff.

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

Santati (सन्तति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Race, lineage. 2. A son, a daughter, offspring, progeny. 3. Descent, succession. 4. A continuous line, a row, a range. 5. Extent, expanse, spreading, stretching. 6. Heap, multitude. E. sam with, equally, tan to spread, aff. ktic.

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

Śaṃtāti (शंताति).—i. e. śam + tāṭi, f. Happiness, yielding bliss, Chr. 297, 20 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 20.

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Saṃtati (संतति).—i. e. sam-tan + ti, f. 1. Continuity, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 14, 16. 2. Continuous line, line, [Pañcatantra] 182, 17. 3. Extent, multitude, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 17. 4. Race, lincage. 5. Offspring, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 166, 8; [Hitopadeśa] 67, 9; a son, a daughter.

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

Śantāti (शन्ताति).—[adjective] beneficent; [feminine] benefice.

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

Saṃtati (संतति).—[feminine] continuation, propagation; offspring, posterity; causal connection, uninterrupted line or mass of (—°).

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

1) Śaṃtāti (शंताति):—[=śaṃ-tāti] [from śaṃ > śam] mfn. (śaṃ-) beneficent, auspicious, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] benefits, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] -sūkaṭāni catvāri Name of four hymns attributed to Śaunaka, [Catalogue(s)]

4) Saṃtati (संतति):—[=saṃ-tati] [from saṃ-tan] f. stretching or extending along, expanse, continuity, uninterruptedness, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

5) [v.s. ...] causal connection (of things), [Mahābhārata i, 291] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

6) [v.s. ...] a continuous line or series or flow, heap, mass, multitude, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] density, intensity (of darkness), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

8) [v.s. ...] uninterrupted succession, lineage, race, progeny, offspring, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] continued meditation (= dhī-s), [Prabodha-candrodaya]

10) [v.s. ...] disposition, feeling, [Divyāvadāna]

11) [v.s. ...] = -homa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Kratu (cf. saṃ-nati), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Alarka, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Santati (सन्तति):—[sa-ntati] (tiḥ) 2. f. Race, lineage; daughter, offspring; descent; continuous line; extent.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Saṃtati (संतति) [Also spelled santati]:—(nf) offspring, progeny; —[nigraha/nirodha] family planning.

2) Santati in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) offspring, progeny; —[nigraha/nirodha] family planning..—santati (संतति) is alternatively transliterated as Saṃtati.

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