Satyaka: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Satyaka (सत्यक).—A king of the Yādava clan. He was the father of Sātyaki. Satyaka also took part in the festivals conducted on the Raivata-mountain by Śrī Kṛṣṇa and the others. It is stated in the aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 62, Verse 6, that Satyaka conducted offerings to the manes in respect of Abhimanyu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Satyaka (सत्यक).—A son of (Chi) Śini, and father of Yuyudhāna or Sātyaki.1 Married the daughter of the king of Kāśi and had four sons—Kukura, Bhajamāna, Suci and Kambalabarhis.2 Father of Satyaki.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 13-14: Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 99: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 2.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 100 and 116. Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 115.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 45. 22.

1b) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Bhadrā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 17.

1c) A son of Raivata Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 63: Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 23.

1d) Gods of Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 1. 28.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Satyaka (सत्यक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.221.11, I.221) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Satyaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Satyaka (सत्यक) refers to one of the sons of Kroṣṭā and grandson of Yadu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Nahuṣa married Virajā (the daughter of Pitṛ) and was blessed with five sons of whom Yayāti was the most famous. Yayāti had two wives—Devayānī and Śarmiṣṭhā. Devayānī gave birth to Yadu and Turvasu. [...] The Son of Yadu was Kroṣṭā in whose race the most glorious kings were born. The text only names them as [viz., Satyaka].

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Satyaka (सत्यक) or Satyaka-Nirgranthīputra is the name of a person of olden times subdued by the Buddha mentioned in order to demonstrate the fearlessness of the Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XL.1.4. Accordingly, “there were formidable people, such as these scholars who were absorbed in the height of pride. Intoxicated by their false wisdom, they presented themselves as unique in the world and unrivalled. Knowing their own books deeply, they refuted others’ books and criticized all the systems with wicked words. They were like mad elephants caring for nothing. Among these madmen, we cite: Sa-tchö-tche Ni-k’ien (Satyaka Nirgranthīputra), etc.”.

For Satyaka Nirgranthīputra, see above, p. 46–47F and notes: below, k. 26, p. 251c10; k. 90, p. 699a9.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Satyaka (सत्यक).—a. See सत्य (satya).

-kam Ratification of a contract &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Satyaka (सत्यक).—(1) adj. (unrecorded, exc. as n. pr. (proper name); = Sanskrit satya plus -ka, m.c.), true: sacet tava (read with v.l. sacaiva taṃ, m.c.) satyaka tāta sarvaṃ yad bhāṣitaṃ… Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 88.9 (verse); (2) (= Pali Saccaka, a nigaṇṭha), name of a contemporary of Buddha, described as a great debater (mahāvādin), with whom Jayaprabha is identified: Gaṇḍavyūha 358.26.

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

Satyaka (सत्यक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) True, veracious. n.

(-kaṃ) Ratification of a bargain. E. satya as above, kan added.

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

Satyaka (सत्यक).—[satya + ka], I. adj. True, veracious. Ii. n. Ratifioation of a bargain.

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

1) Satyaka (सत्यक):—[from sat] mfn. = satya, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Śini, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Manu Raivata, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa and Bhadrā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a class of deities under Manu Tamasa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. ratification of a bargain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Sātyaka (सात्यक):—[from sātya] m. [patronymic] = sātyaki, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

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

Satyaka (सत्यक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Ratification of a bargain. a. True.

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Satyaka in German

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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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