Satyaketu: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Satyaketu in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु):—Son of Dharmaketu (son of Niketana). His son was called Dhṛṣṭaketu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.8-9)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु).—A king of the Solar dynasty. He was the son of Dharmaketu and the father of Dhṛṣṭaketu. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

2) Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु).—A king of Pāñcāla. Mention is made in Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Śloka 73, of a Pāñcāla King Satyaketu who fought with Paraśurāma.

3) Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु).—A king belonging to the Pūru dynasty. This Satyaketu was the son of King Sukumāra. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 278).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु).—A son of Dharmaketu, and father of Dhṛṣṭaketu (Vibhu, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa and Viṣṇu-purāṇa); a mahāratha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 8-9: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 75: Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 70: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV, 8. 20.

1b) A sage of the X epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 27.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Satyaketu in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Satyaketu is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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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

[«previous next»] — Satyaketu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु).—name of one or two former Buddhas: Mahāvastu i.137.10; Lalitavistara 5.5.

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

1) Satyaketu (सत्यकेतु):—[=satya-ketu] [from satya > sat] m. Name of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dharma-ketu, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-kumāra, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Akrūra, [ib.]

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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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