Satyavan, Satyavān: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Satyavān (सत्यवान्).—Husband of Sāvitrī who was famous for matrimonial fidelity. (For detailed story see under Sāvitrī II).
2) Satyavān (सत्यवान्).—See under Ṛtambhara.
3) Satyavān (सत्यवान्).—One of the commanders of the army of the Kauravas. Mention is made about this commander in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 167, Verse 30.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Satyavān (सत्यवान्).—A son of Dyumatsena and husband of Sāvitrī; went to the wood, fell unconscious with head-ache while cutting fuel; the God of Death appeared on the scene; Sāvitrī noticed him; see Sāvitrī.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 208. 12, 210.
1b) A son of Manu and Naḍvalā.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 5.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Satyavan was the son of King Dyumatsena of the Salwas. His father was forced into exile by the machinations of their kinsmen, and the royal family, consisting of the King, Queen and their son Satyavan was forced to live in the forest, subsisting on Satyavan's earnings as a woodcutter.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Satyavān (सत्यवान): Meaning the truth-speaker, husband of Savitri. The oldest known version of the story of Savitri and Satyavan is found in "The Book of the Forest" of the Mahabharata.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Satyāvan (सत्यावन्):—[=satyā-van] [from satya > sat] mfn. = ṛtā-van, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Atharva-veda]
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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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CCLXLVI < [Pativrata-mahatmya Parva]
Section CCLXLIV < [Pativrata-mahatmya Parva]
Section CCLXLV < [Pativrata-mahatmya Parva]
Savitri and Orpheus: A Comparative Study < [April - June 1976]
The Return To Earth < [July – September, 2002]
Expectation < [March-April, 1929]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 32 - Satyavān Meets Śatrughna < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 140 - Hiraṇyāsaṅgama-tīrtha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 30 - Janaka Releases Sinners from Hell < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)