Satyadhriti, aka: Satyadhṛti, Satya-dhriti; 6 Definition(s)
Satyadhriti 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.
The Sanskrit term Satyadhṛti can be transliterated into English as Satyadhrti or Satyadhriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति):—Son of Kṛtimān (son of Yavīnara). He had a son called Dṛḍhanemi. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.27)
2) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति):—Son of Śatānanda (son of Gautama and his wife Ahalyā). He had a son named Śaradvān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.35)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—A son of Śatānanda. It is mentioned in Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 278, that this Satyadhṛti had two children called Kṛpa and Kṛpī.
2) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—A warrior who fought in chariot on the side of the Pāṇḍavas in the Battle of Bhārata. The following information is given about him in Mahābhārata.
2) (i) Bhīṣma considered Satyadhṛti as one of the prominent fighters in chariots. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 17, Verse 18).
2) (ii) This Satyadhṛti had been present at the Svayaṃvara marriage of Draupadī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Verse 10).
2) (iii) This Satyadhṛti who was the son of Sucitra continued helping Ghaṭotkaca the son of Hiḍimbī, during the battle of Bhārata. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 93, Verse 13).
2) (iv) Satyadhṛti was an expert in the wielding of all weapons, especially in archery. He was a scholar in the Vedas and Vedāṅgas. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23).
2) (v) In the Bhārata-battle he was killed by Droṇācārya. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 6, Verse 34).
3) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—The son of the King Kṣemaka. In the Bhārata-battle he fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas against the Kauravas. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 58).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—The son of Kṛtimat (Dhṛtimat), and father of Dhṛḍhanemī.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 27: Matsya-purāṇa 49. 70 Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 184: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 49.
1b) A son of Śatānanda, versed in Dhanurveda. Father of Śaradvān;1 saw an apsaras and dropped his semen on the kuśa bower; and it developed into twins—Kṛpa and Kṛpi; king Śantanu in his hunting expedition saw them and brought them up.2
1c) A son of Balarāma.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 166.
1d) A son of Puṇya.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 30.
1e) A son of Sāraṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 164: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 21.
Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.9) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Satyadhṛti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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 Hinduism)
Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—A renowned archer on the side of the Pāṇḍavas. He was killed by Droṇa during the Kurukṣetra war.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Satyadhṛti (सत्यधृति).—a. strictly truthful.
Satyadhṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms satya and dhṛti (धृति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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