Satvata, Sātvata: 12 definitions


Satvata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sātvata (सात्वत).—A King of the Yadu dynasty and son of Devakṣatra, Sātvata had seven sons called Bhaja, Bhaji, Divya, Vṛṣṇi, Devapṛṣṭha, Antaka and Mahābhoja. Sātvata was one of the Sātvatas and the men born in his dynasty are called Sātvatas. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 30).

2) Sātvata (सात्वत).—Another name of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Satvata (सत्वत).—A son of Aṃśu; the line of Sātvatas came after him;1 father of a number of reputed sons like Bhajamāna.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 43-4.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 13. 1.

2a) Sātvata (सात्वत).—A son of Āyu, and father of Bhajamāna and six other sons. Attacked the Asura followers of Bali.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 21. 17; IX. 24. 6-7.

2b) The son of Satva (Janhu Matsya-purāṇa); wife, Kausalyā; father of four sons, Bhajamāna, Bhaji etc., who founded four different dynasties.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 48; 71. 1, 2; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 46-8; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 47.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sātvata (सात्वत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.19.1, VI.47.19, VI.52.3, VI.112.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sātvata) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Sātvata (सात्वत) refers to an archaic designation of an ancient Bhakti cult.—At the time of their composition, many texts from the various sects who saw Viṣṇu as the highest god were not grouped under a common term, like Vaiṣṇava, as we are used to grouping them. Banerjea asserts that the Pādma Tantra says (in Banerjea’s translation): “Sūri, Suhṛt, Bhāgavata, Sātvata, Pañcakālavit, Ekāntika, Tanmaya and Pāñcarātrika are different designations of this Bhakti cult”. Banerjea also points out that the term Vaiṣṇava is absent.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sātvata (सात्वत).—1 Name of Viṣṇu; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.52.49.

2) Of Balarāma.

3) The son of an outcast Vaiśya; Manusmṛti 1. 23.

-tāḥ (m. pl.) Name of a people; सुचिरं सह सर्वसात्वतैर्भव विश्वस्तवसासिनीजनः (suciraṃ saha sarvasātvatairbhava viśvastavasāsinījanaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 16.14. -a.

1) Belonging to सात्वत (sātvata), Vaiṣṇava; तन्त्रं सात्वतमाचष्ट नैष्कर्म्यं कर्मणां यतः (tantraṃ sātvatamācaṣṭa naiṣkarmyaṃ karmaṇāṃ yataḥ) Bhāgavata 1.3.8.

2) A devotee (bhakta); सद्योऽन्तर्हृदये नित्यं मुनिभिः सात्वतैर्वृतः (sadyo'ntarhṛdaye nityaṃ munibhiḥ sātvatairvṛtaḥ) A. Rām.1.2.17.

3) Belonging to Pāncharātra; सात्वतं विधिमास्थाय (sātvataṃ vidhimāsthāya) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.335.19.

Derivable forms: sātvataḥ (सात्वतः).

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

Sātvata (सात्वत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Vishnu. 2. Baladeva. m. Plu.

(-tāḥ) The people of one of the countries of midland India, apparently inhabiting a district in the vicinity of the Parijatra mountains, said to be descendants from outcaste Vaisyas. f. (-tī) 1. One of the four great divisions of the drama, described as the representation of gentle and amiable sentiments or passions. 2. The mother of Sisu- Pala. E. satvata a proper name, &c., aṇ aff.; or satyameva sātvama tattanoti tan-ḍa .

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

Sātvata (सात्वत).—i. e. probably sātvant + a, I. m. 1. Viṣṇu. 2. Baladeva. 3. The son of an outcaste Vaiśya, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 23. 4. pl. The name of a people. Ii. f. , A proper name.

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

Sātvata (सात्वत).—1. [masculine] a prince of the Satvant, [Epithet] of Kṛṣṇa etc., [Name] of a mixed tribe.

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Sātvata (सात्वत).—2. [feminine] ī relating to the Satvant or Sātvata (Kṛṣṇa); [masculine] a follower of Kṛṣṇa.

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

1) Satvata (सत्वत):—[from satvat] m. Name of a son of Mādhava (Māgadha) and Aṃśa, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

2) Sātvata (सात्वत):—[from sātvat] mf(ī)n. relating to the Satvats or the Satvatas, belonging or sacred to Satvata or Kṛṣṇa etc., [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] containing the word satvat [gana] vimuktādi

4) [v.s. ...] m. a king of the Satvats (Name of Kṛṣṇa, Bala-deva etc.), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) Name of a people, [Śiśupāla-vadha] (= yādava [Scholiast or Commentator])

6) [v.s. ...] an adherent or worshipper of Kṛṣṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a [particular] mixed caste (the offspring of an outcaste Vaiśya; [according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.], ‘the son of an outcaste V° and a V° woman who was formerly the wife of a Kṣatriya’), [Manu-smṛti x, 43]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Āyu or Aṃśu, [Purāṇa]

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

Sātvata (सात्वत):—(taḥ) 1. m. Vishnu; Baladeva. plu. People of midland India. f. A part of the drama expressing kindness; mother of Sisupāla.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sātvata (ಸಾತ್ವತ):—

1) [noun] name of a people (which Křṣṇa belonged to).

2) [noun] Křṣṇa or Viṣṇu.

3) [noun] Balarāma, elder brother of Křṣṇa.

4) [noun] a son of an outcaste vaiśya (a man belonging to merchant caste).

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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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