Satakumbha, Śātakumbha, Śatakumbha, Śatakumbhā, Sātakumbha, Shatakumbha, Shata-kumbha: 15 definitions


Satakumbha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śātakumbha and Śatakumbha and Śatakumbhā can be transliterated into English as Satakumbha or Shatakumbha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śatakuṃbha (शतकुंभ) (=kuṃbhaśataka?) refers to “hundreds of (gemset) pots”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Then Śiva, the lord of the universe, following the worldly convention delightedly placed Kārttikeya on a beautiful gemset throne. With hundreds of gemset pots (sadratna-kuṃbhaśataka) filled with the waters of holy centres sanctified by Vedic mantras he performed his ceremonial ablution joyously. Viṣṇu gave him a crown, a coronet and bracelets moulded and set in gems, his own necklace Vaijayanti and the discus. [...]”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śatakumbhā (शतकुम्भा).—A sacred river, considered to be the source of agni. (Vana Parva, Chapter 222, Verse 22).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śatakumbhā (शतकुम्भा) refers to the name of a River or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.82.9, VI.10.18). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śatakumbhā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Satakumbha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sata-kumbha [ଶାତ କୁମ୍ଭ] in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Bauhinia variegata L. from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. For the possible medicinal usage of sata-kumbha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Satakumbha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ) refers to “silver”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Canopus (Agastya) should appear of the colour of silver [i.e., śātakumbha-sadṛśa] or crystal, or brilliant, there will be prosperity in the land and mankind will be free from fear and disease. If Canopus should be crossed by meteoric falls or by comets, mankind will suffer from hunger and death. When the sun enters the constellation of Hasta, Canopus reappears, and when he enters the constellation of Rohiṇī, Canopus disappears”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

sātakumbha : (nt.) gold.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ).—

1) Gold; द्रुतशातकुम्भनिभमंशुमतः (drutaśātakumbhanibhamaṃśumataḥ) Śiśupālavadha 9.9; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.172.25; N.16.34.

2) The thron-apple (dhattūra).

Derivable forms: śātakumbham (शातकुम्भम्).

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Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ).—

1) Name of a mountain (where gold is said to be found).

2) Name of a sacrifice; शतकुम्भं नाम यज्ञ- मनुभवितुं महर्षेर्धौम्यस्य आश्रमं गता इति (śatakumbhaṃ nāma yajña- manubhavituṃ maharṣerdhaumyasya āśramaṃ gatā iti) Madhyamavyāyoga 1.

-mbham gold.

Derivable forms: śatakumbhaḥ (शतकुम्भः).

Śatakumbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and kumbha (कुम्भ).

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

Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ).—n.

(-mbhaṃ) Gold. m.

(-mbhaḥ) The name of a mountain. f.

(-mbhā) A plant, (Phyalis flexuosa.) E. śata a hundred, and kumbha a water-jar.

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Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ).—n.

(-mbhaṃ) Gold. m.

(-mbhaḥ) A plant, (Nerium odorum.) E. śatakumbha said to be the name of a mountain, aṇ aff. implying production.

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

Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ).—i. e. śata -kumbha + a, n. Gold, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 9.

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Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ).—I. m. the name of a mountain. Ii. n. gold.

— When latter part of a comp. adj. the fem. is bhā, e. g. vāri -pūrita-kumbha, adj., f. bhā, Bearing jars filled with water, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 339.

— Cf. a vessel, etc.; [Gothic.] hups; [Old High German.] huf; [Anglo-Saxon.] hipe; [Old High German.] hufila, ‘a cheek,’ hūfo and hauf, a multitude, heap; cf. supra.

Śatakumbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and kumbha (कुम्भ).

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

Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ).—[masculine] [Name] of a mountain; [feminine] ā [Name] of a river.

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Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ).—[neuter] gold (lit. coming from the river Śatakumbhā).

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

1) Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ):—[=śata-kumbha] [from śata] m. Nerium Odorum, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Śatakumbhā (शतकुम्भा):—[=śata-kumbhā] [from śata-kumbha > śata] f. Phyalis Flexuosa, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

5) Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ):—[=śata-kumbha] [from śata] n. gold, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ):—[=śāta-kumbha] [from śāta] n. ([from] śata-kumbhā) gold, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] mfn. golden, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] m. Nerium Odorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] the thorn-apple, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Śatakumbha (शतकुम्भ):—[śata-kumbha] (mbhaṃ) 1. m. The name of a mountain. f. A plant, Physalis flexuosa. n. Gold.

2) Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ):—[śāta-kumbha] (mbhaṃ) 1. n. Gold. m. Nerium odorum.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāyakuṃbha.

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Satakumbha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Satakumbha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śatakuṃbha (ಶತಕುಂಭ):—

1) [noun] name of a myth. mountain.

2) [noun] name of a religious sacrifice.

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Śātakuṃbha (ಶಾತಕುಂಭ):—

1) [noun] gold.

2) [noun] the seed or seed capsule of Datura stramonium plant.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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