Shacipati, aka: Śacīpati, Sacīpati, Sacipati, Śacipati, Shaci-pati; 3 Definition(s)
Shacipati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
- 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.
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)
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
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
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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