Satkrita, Satkṛta, Sat-krita: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Satkṛta can be transliterated into English as Satkrta or Satkrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Satkrat.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Satkṛta (सत्कृत) refers to “(the king’s) favorites”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Saturn should lie through the constellation of Jyeṣṭhā, the king’s chaplain, the king’s favorites [i.e., nṛpa-satkṛta], valient soldiers and mixed crowds of men of different castes will suffer; if through Mūla, the people of Benares, of Kośala and of Pāñcāla, fruits, medicinal plants and soldiers will suffer. If his course should lie through the constellation of Pūrvāṣādha, the people of Aṅga, of Vaṅga, of Kośala, of Girivraja, of Magadha, of Puṇḍra, of Mithilā and of Tāmralipta will suffer miseries”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Satkṛta (सत्कृत) (Cf. Susatkṛta) refers to “prepared”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “When those sages returned to their abodes, lord Śiva, the cause of great enjoyment and protection wanted to test the penance of the goddess. [...] Śiva, who is favourably disposed towards His devotees, approached her with pleasure in the guise of a celibate. On seeing that Brahmin of wonderful refulgence come, goddess Pārvatī worshipped Him with all the articles of worship. She worshipped him with great joy by means of well prepared [i.e., su-satkṛta] and arranged articles of worship. Thereafter Pārvatī enquired after the health of the Brahmin with respect. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Satkṛta (सत्कृत) refers to “respect”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 24).—Accordingly, “there are three kinds of honors (pūjā): i) One is respected (satkṛta) by people as a result of merit acquired in the course of previous existences (pūrvajanman); ii) One is respected by people as a result of qualities of which one has given evidence in the present lifetime in practicing morality, rapture and wisdom; iii) By falsehood and deception one can have no virtue inwardly and outwardly seem quite white: one wins honors by deceiving one’s contemporaries”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Satkṛta (सत्कृत) refers to “being respected”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘[...] (223) Respected (satkṛta) or not respected, we will become like the Mount Sumeru, and unsullied by the world, we will become the leaders of the world. (224) When we hear the reproach of corrupted monks, we will take heed to our action lest their action bear its fruit. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

satkṛta (सत्कृत).—p S Reverenced, honored, treated with respect or honor.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

satkṛta (सत्कृत).—v t Honoured, respected.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Satkṛta (सत्कृत).—a.

1) done well or properly.

2) hospitably received or treated.

3) revered, respected, honoured.

4) worshipped. adored.

5) entertained.

6) welcomed.

-taḥ an epithet of Śiva. (-tam) 1 hospitality.

Satkṛta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sat and kṛta (कृत).

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

Satkṛta (सत्कृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Worshipped, adored. 2. Respected, revered. 3. Welcomed, saluted. 4. Entertained, treated with hospitality. 5. Done rightly or properly. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Hospitality. 2. Respect. 3. Virtue. m.

(-taḥ) Siva. E. sat excellent, and kṛta made.

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

1) Satkṛta (सत्कृत):—[=sat-kṛta] [from sat] mfn. done well, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] adorned with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] honoured, treated with respect or hospitality, entertained, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] worshipped, adored, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) [v.s. ...] n. virtue, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] respect, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] honourable reception, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Satkṛta (सत्कृत):—[sa-tkṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Done rightly; well treated; worshipped, revered; saluted.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Satkṛta (सत्कृत) [Also spelled satkrat]:—(a) welcomed, who has enjoyed hospitality; done well.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Satkṛta (ಸತ್ಕೃತ):—[adjective] done, performed well, in a meritorious manner.

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Satkṛta (ಸತ್ಕೃತ):—

1) [noun] honour or esteem; for; high regard.

2) [noun] a good, virtuous action or deed.

3) [noun] a man who is held in high esteem or honoured by others.

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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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