Sarpasatra, Sarpa-satra: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sarpasatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarpasatra in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sarpasatra (सर्पसत्र).—See under Janamejaya, Part 5.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarpasatra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarpasatra (सर्पसत्र).—n S Serpent-sacrifice,--a sacrifice performed by the prince janamējaya for the destruction of serpents: hence his name sarpasatrī.

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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

[«previous next»] — Sarpasatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpasatra (सर्पसत्र).—a sacrifice for the destruction of serpents (performed by king Janamejaya).

Derivable forms: sarpasatram (सर्पसत्रम्).

Sarpasatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarpa and satra (सत्र).

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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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