Satkarana, Satkaraṇa, Ṣaṭkāraṇa, Satkāraṇa, Sat-karana, Sash-karana: 7 definitions


Satkarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 term Ṣaṭkāraṇa can be transliterated into English as Satkarana or Shatkarana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Satkarana in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ṣaṭkāraṇa (षट्कारण) refers to the “six causes (of the great sounds)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.15]—“[Praṇava enables him to grasp] the great six-fold path [of emanation an reabsorption]. [This path is] established by the six causes (ṣaṭkāraṇa-padasthita) [of the great sounds]. [The Mantrin] makes sacrifices [into fire] with all knowledge (vidyā), which has been propelled by the sound juṃ”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Satkarana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Satkaraṇa (सत्करण) refers to “excellent Mudrās”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] For, [that desired state] cannot be realized by the proclamations of the philosophical arguments of the Upaniṣads, [nor] the Tantric scriptures, a multitude of texts of various sorts, excellent Mudrās (satkaraṇa) and [practices] such as meditation [dhyānādibhiḥ satkaraṇaiḥ], without the one and only guru who is the wish-fulfilling jewel. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Satkaraṇa (सत्करण).—funeral obsequies.

Derivable forms: satkaraṇam (सत्करणम्).

Satkaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sat and karaṇa (करण).

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

Satkaraṇa (सत्करण).—[neuter] the cremation of a dead body (lit. good action).

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

Satkaraṇa (सत्करण):—[=sat-karaṇa] [from sat] n. doing (the last) honour (to the dead), cremation of a corpse, funeral obsequies, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Satkāraṇa (सत्कारण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sakkāraṇa.

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Satkarana 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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