Shacipati, aka: Śacīpati, Sacīpati, Sacipati, Śacipati, Shaci-pati; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śacīpati and Śacipati can be transliterated into English as Sacipati or Shacipati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shachipati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Śacīpati (शचीपति).—Indra;1 adhidevata for Śukragraham;2 see Indra.

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 7; V. 21. 16; 34. 24.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 95; Matsya-purāṇa 93. 14; 251. 4.

2) Sacīpati (सचीपति).—See Indra; got Kṛṣṇa's promise of protection to Arjuna.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 12. 15; 12. 16-20, 24.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Śacīpati (शचीपति).—Indra-the chief demigod of heaven and presiding deity of rain, and the father of Arjuna. He is the son of Aditi.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śacipati (शचिपति) or Śacīpati (शचीपति).—m. epithets of Indra.

Derivable forms: śacipatiḥ (शचिपतिः), śacīpatiḥ (शचीपतिः).

Śacipati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaci and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): śacibhartṛ.

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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