Satvat, aka: Sātvat; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sātvat (सात्वत्).—(sātvatas)—a Yādava tribe related to the Pāṇḍavas. Their overlord was Kṛṣṇa;1 knew how to read others' minds and possessed high understanding and culture;2 ended their lives by fighting their own relations;3 are Bhāgavatas;4 a line of Kings from Sātvata.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa 1. 4. 7; 14. 25; II. 4. 20.
  • 2) Ib. III. 2. 9.
  • 3) Ib. XI. 30. 18.
  • 4) Ib. XII. 8. 46.
  • 5) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 44.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sātvat (सात्वत्).—m.

1) A follower, worshipper (of Kṛṣṇa &c.); सूत जानामि भद्रं ते भगवान् सात्वतां पतिः (sūta jānāmi bhadraṃ te bhagavān sātvatāṃ patiḥ) Bhāg.1.1.12.

2) A man of the Yādava tribe.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sātvat (सात्वत्).—m. (-tvān) 1. A worshipper, a follower. 2. A man of the Yadava tribe. E. sāti to cause happiness, vatu participial aff.; or sāt-kvip-matup.

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