Satyabhama, aka: Satya-bhama, Satyabhāmā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Satyabhāmā (सत्यभामा).—The wife of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Introduction. Once Śrī Kṛṣṇa himself said about the previous birth of Satyabhāmā. There was an occasion for saying that. (See full article at Story of Satyabhāmā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Satyabhāmā (सत्यभामा).—(see Satyā) a daughter of Satrājit (Bhangakāra, Matsya-purāṇa). The latter had mistakenly suspected Kṛṣṇa of having murdered his brother, and to make amends, gave his daughter in marriage to Kṛṣṇa though Akrūra and others had sought her hand before. Mother of 6 sons and 4 daughters among whom were Bhānu and Bhaumarikā. Terrified at the murder of her father by1 Śatadhanvan (s.v.) she caused the dead body to be preserved in oil and went to Hāstinapuram to inform Kṛṣṇa. Saw Syamantaka with Akrūra and coveted it. Welcomed to Indraprastha by Draupadī;2 narrated to her the circumstances under which she married Kṛṣṇa;3 went with Kṛṣṇa during his expedition to Naraka's city, and then to Indra's abode. Embraced and blessed by Aditī; complained to Kṛṣṇa that Indrāṇī did not accord her proper welcome and insisted on the Pārijāta being taken to Dvārakā. Defeated Kubera who attracted her husband and was praised by Kṛṣṇa for her valour;4 observed Kalyāṇini vratam;5 took away the Pārijāta; Indra fought for it but was defeated; Satyabhāmā gave it back to him saying that she wanted to teach a lesson to Indrāṇī; returned to Dvārakā with the Pārijāta presented by Indra.6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 56. 39-44: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 57-80. Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 55-78, 233: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 71. 151, 154. Matsya-purāṇa 45-21: 47-13-19 Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV, 13. 64-6: 32. 1.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 57. 7-8, 41 [2]:
  • 3) Ib. X. 71. 42-3: 83. 9, 14.
  • 4) Ib. X. 59. 2; 38-40 [65 (v) 2, 9-10], [28-29], [66 (v) 11-20]: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 35: V. 28. 5: 29. 14 and 35, 30. 26-7:
  • 5) Matsya-purāṇa 69. 60.
  • 6) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 30. 36 to end; 31. 11.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Satyabhāmā (सत्यभामा).—One of the principal queens of Lord Kṛṣṇa during His pastimes in the city of Dvārakā.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Satyabhāmā (सत्यभामा).—Name of the daughter of Satrājit and the favourite wife of Kṛṣṇa; (it was for her that Kṛṣṇa fought with Indra and brought the Pārijāta tree from the Nandana garden and planted it in her garden).

Satyabhāmā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms satya and bhāmā (भामा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Satyabhāmā (सत्यभामा).—f.

(-mā) One of Krishna'S wives and daughter of Satrajit. E. satya true, bhāma beautiful, fem. form.

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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