Satakumbha, aka: Sātakumbha, Shatakumbha, Śātakumbha, Śatakumbha, Shata-kumbha, Śatakumbhā; 4 Definition(s)


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

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Satakumbha in Itihasa glossaries]

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.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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[Satakumbha in Purana glossaries]

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

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Pali-English dictionary

[Satakumbha in Pali glossaries]

sātakumbha : (nt.) gold.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

[Satakumbha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śātakumbha (शातकुम्भ).—

1) Gold; द्रुतशातकुम्भनिभमंशुमतः (drutaśātakumbhanibhamaṃśumataḥ) Śi.9.9; Mb.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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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