Satyaketu: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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: archive.org: 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.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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.
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 48 - The Story of Padmāvatī < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 49 - Padmāvatī Succumbs to Gobhila’s Fraudulent Approach < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 17 - The Dynasties of the Sons of Pururava < [Canto IX - Liberation]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)