Satkarma, Shatkarma: 3 definitions
Satkarma 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Satkarma (सत्कर्म) refers to “good action”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12, while explaining details of worship:—“[...] the root of devotion (bhakti) is good action (satkarma) and the worship of one’s own favourite deity (iṣṭadeva). The root of that is the good preceptor. A good preceptor (sadguru) is secured only through association with good people (satsaṃgati). If one associates with good people, one will come across a preceptor. From the preceptor mantras and the modes of worship can be learned. Bhakti (devotion) is generated by worship and it gives birth to knowledge”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
satkarma (सत्कर्म).—n (S) A good deed; a virtuous action.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ṣaṭkarma (षट्कर्म).—n ṣaṭūkarmēṃ n pl The 6 duties appro- priate to brāhmaṇa.
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satkarma (सत्कर्म).—n A good deed; a virtuous action.
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Satkarma, Shatkarma, Ṣaṭkarma; (plurals include: Satkarmas, Shatkarmas, Ṣaṭkarmas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 77 - The Vow of Ṛṣipañcamī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 17 - Arrival of a Brāhmaṇa Ascetic < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 76 - The Exposition of Merit < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CVII - A synopsis of the Dharma-Sastra by Parasara < [Agastya Samhita]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter IV - Tantra Śāstra and Veda < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Chapter V - The Tantras and Religion of the Śāktas < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Chapter XXIX - Kuṇḍalinī Śakti (Yoga) < [Section 4 - Yoga and Conclusions]