Satyadeva, Satya-deva: 5 definitions
Satyadeva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Satyadeva (सत्यदेव).—A warrior from Kaliṅga who was killed by Bhīma during the Kurukṣetra war.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Satyadeva (सत्यदेव).—A prominent warrior of the army of Kaliṅga. He took part in the Bhārata-battle and served as the guard of the wheel of King Śrutāyus of Kaliṅga and was killed by Bhīmasena. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 54, Verse 74).
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Satyadeva (सत्यदेव).—One of the four classes of Gods (devas) according to Somasena in his Traivarṇikācāra. Somasena was a follower of the Digambara tradition and flourished in the 16th century. The satyadevas refer to the pañcaparameṣṭhins (five supreme lords) who lead to the attainment of mokṣa (emancipation). They are also known by the name Satyadevatā.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Satyadeva (सत्यदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Satyadeva (सत्यदेव):—[=satya-deva] [from satya > sat] mfn. shining through truth, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a poet, [Subhāṣitāvali]
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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