Satyaka; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: 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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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-English dictionary

Satyaka (सत्यक).—a. See सत्य (satya).

-kam Ratification of a contract &c.

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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