Satkriya, Sat-kriya: 11 definitions


Satkriya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया) refers to “performance of holy rites”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda) said to Dharma (in the guise of a king): “[...] Even if he performs holy rites (satkriyā), a person succumbing to the viles of women is always impure. The manes, the gods and all men despise him. Of what avail is knowledge, penance, repetition of sacred mantras, sacrifice, adoration, learning and charitable gift to him who is henpecked? Since you spoke to me viewing me with the feelings that I am your wife although I ought to have been viewed as your mother, you will have a gradual decline as a result of my curse”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

satkriya (सत्क्रिय).—a S Well-doing; well-behaving.

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satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—f S A good action. 2 Respecting or reverencing.

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

satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—f A good action. Respecting, honouring.

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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

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—

1) virtue, goodness; शकुन्तला मूर्तिमती च सत्क्रिया (śakuntalā mūrtimatī ca satkriyā) Ś.5.15.

2) charity, good or virtuous action.

3) hospitality, hospitable reception; सत्क्रियाविशेषात् (satkriyāviśeṣāt) Ś.7.

4) courtesy, salutation.

5) any purificatory ceremony.

6) funeral ceremonies, obsequies.

7) Celebration, decoration; यावदादिशति पार्थिवस्तयोर्निर्गमाय पुरमार्गसत्क्रियाम् (yāvadādiśati pārthivastayornirgamāya puramārgasatkriyām) R.11.3.

Satkriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sat and kriyā (क्रिया).

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

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—f.

(-yā) Funeral or obsequial ceremonies. 2. Any purificatory ceremony. 3. Doing good, charity, virtue, &c. 4. Worship, homage. 5. Respectful treatment. 6. Salutation, welcome, courtesy. 7. Hospitality. E. sat good, and kriyā act.

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

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—i. e. sant-kriyā (see satkarman) f. 1. Good action, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 96. 2. Doing good, charity, virtue, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 112. 3. Worship. 4. Respectful treatment, [Kirātārjunīya] 1, 12. 5. Hospitality, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 126. 6. Funeral or obsequial ceremonies. 7. Any purificatory ceremony.

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

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया).—[feminine] putting in order, preparing; also = satkāra, i.[grammar] ceremony, festival of (—°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Narasiṃhāśrama. Oppert. 7031. See Bhedadhikkārasatkriyā.

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

1) Satkriya (सत्क्रिय):—[=sat-kriya] [from sat] mfn. doing good, [Mahābhārata]

2) Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया):—[=sat-kriyā] [from sat-kriya > sat] f. putting in order, preparation, [Kāvya literature; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

3) [v.s. ...] explication, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] a good action, charity, virtue, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] (sg. or [plural]) kind or respectful treatment, hospitable reception, hospitality (vivāha-sat-kr, ‘the celebration of a wedding’ [Raghuvaṃśa]; para-loka-sat-kr, ‘honouring in regard to the other world’, funeral ceremonies, [Mahābhārata]), [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] any purificatory ceremony, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] funeral ceremonies, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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

Satkriyā (सत्क्रिया):—[sa-tkriyā] (yā) 1. f. A good work, merit, virtue; funeral or purifying ceremony; proper treatment; worship; welcome.

[Sanskrit to German]

Satkriya 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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