Satyajit, aka: Satya-jit; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—A King belonging to the dynasty of Yayāti. He was the son of Sunīta and the father of Kṣema. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

2) Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—A brother of Drupada, the King of Pāñcāla. He appears in the story of Mahābhārata for the first time at the battle between Drupada and Arjuna. When the education of the Kauravas and the Pāṇḍavas was over, Droṇa asked his pupils to bring Drupada tied as teacher’s gift. An attempt was made to bring Drupada before Droṇa, in which attempt Drupada and Arjuna confronted each other. In this fight it was Satyajit who stood as the right hand of his brother Drupada. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 137, Verse 42). Arjuna defeated this Satyajit. Immediately Satyajit ran away from the battle-field.

2) After the marriage of Pāñcālī, Pāṇḍavas and Drupada became relatives. With this Satyajit also came to be on good relation with the Pāṇḍavas. In the battle of Bhārata this Satyajit was the bodyguard of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 17). In the battle which followed Droṇa killed Satyajit. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 6, Verse 4).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—The Indra of the Uttama epoch of Manu; aided Satyasena in getting rid of the wicked.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 1. 24 and 26.

1b) Son of Sunitha(ta), and father of Viśvajit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 49: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 10-11.

1c) A son of Ānaka and Kankā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 41.

1d) The Yakṣa presiding over the month of Ūrja; resides in the sun's chariot during the Phālguna (vi. p.).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 44; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 18.

1e) A Gandharva with the śiśira sun.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 23.

1f) A Marut of the second gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 93: Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 124.

1g) The Grāmaṇi with the sun in Māśi and Panguni.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 22.

1h) Ruled for 83 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 307.
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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Satyajit (सत्यजित): A Panchala prince, a hero who stood by Yudhishthira to prevent his being taken prisoner by Drona, while Arjuna was away answering a challenge by the Samsaptakas (the Trigartas).

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—A brother of King Drupada. He was killed by Droṇa during the Kurukṣetra war.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—Name of Indra in the third Manvantara; इन्द्रस्तु सत्यजित् (indrastu satyajit) Bhāg.8.1.24.

Satyajit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms satya and jit (जित्).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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