Shakrajit, Śakrajit, Śakrajīt, Shakra-jit: 6 definitions



Shakrajit 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 Śakrajit and Śakrajīt can be transliterated into English as Sakrajit or Shakrajit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shakrajit in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śakrajit (शक्रजित्).—A son of Nighna; to him the sun was a great companion; once he visited him and wanted to see his form; for this the sun handed over Syamantaka the best of gems wearing which he saw his form distinctly; it was so beautiful that he desired to keep the gem himself to which the sun agreed; then he returned to his city with the jewel; he shone like the sun himself and entered the harem to the wonderment of his people.1 Śakrajit received back the maṇi from Vāsudeva; he had 100 sons by his ten wives; of these three were famous, Bhangakāra, Vratapati and Apasvān.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 20-9.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 50, 53.

1b) A son of Śūra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 137.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shakrajit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śakrajīt (शक्रजीत्).—m. epithets of Meghanāda, son of Rāvaṇa.

Śakrajīt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śakra and jīt (जीत्). See also (synonyms): śakrabhid.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śakrajit (शक्रजित्).—m. (-jit) Meghanada, the son of Ravana. E. śakra Indra, jit victor.

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

1) Śakrajit (शक्रजित्):—[=śakra-jit] [from śakra > śak] m. ‘I°’s conqueror’, Name of the son of Rāvaṇa (his first name was Megha-nāda, but after his victory over Indra, described in the Rāmāyaṇa, Uttara-k°, [xxxiv], it was changed by Brahmā to Śakra-jit = Indra-jit q.v.; he was killed by Lakṣmaṇa), [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śakrajit (शक्रजित्):—[śakra-jit] (t) 5. m. The son of Rāvana.

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Shakrajit in German

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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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