Satyakama, Satyakāma, Satya-kama: 4 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Satyakāma (सत्यकाम).—(SATYAKĀMA JĀBĀLA). A noble hermit. There is a story as given below, in the Chāndogyopaniṣad about the greatness of this hermit.

As his father died in his boyhood, Satyakāma was brought up by his mother Jābālī. Whan it was time to begin education, the boy told his mother, "Mother, I would like to be educated under a teacher, in the Vedas. But I don’s know what clan I belong to. What answer shall I give, when the teacher asks me about my clan?" His mother Jābālī replied. "I also do not know much about the clan of your father who married me when I was a girl. From that day onwards I was engaged in house-keeping. I did not ask your father about the clan. In my younger days I gave birth to you. Shortly after that your father died. Tell your teacher that you are Satyakāma the son of Jābālī." (See full article at Story of Satyakāma from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Satyakāma (सत्यकाम).—a lover of truth.

Derivable forms: satyakāmaḥ (सत्यकामः).

Satyakāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms satya and kāma (काम).

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

Satyakāma (सत्यकाम).—[adjective] loving truth; [masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Satyakāma (सत्यकाम):—[=satya-kāma] [from satya > sat] mfn. (satya-) truth-loving, lover of truth, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of various men, [Brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad] etc.

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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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