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Satva, 3 Definition(s)

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3 Definition(s) from various sources:

1a) Satva (सत्व).—A son of Purūdva(ha) and an Aikṣvāki; father of Sātvata.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 47.

1b) A son of Raivata Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 21.

1c) The quality of jñānam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 3. 32-3, 45.
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Satva (Essence): Satva is a water extractable solid substance collected from a drug. Example: Gudūci-satva. The dried branches of Tinospora cardifolia are cut into small pieces, macerated in water and kept overnight. By sieving fiber is removed. Water is added and stirred till the deposit becomes white. After the decantation, the remaining stuff is collected.

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Satva means ’hero’, ’mind of courage’ or ’courageous mind’. In order to make one’s mind courageous or heroic, one needs to gather merit for many aeons.

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