Shantimati, Śāntimatī: 3 definitions


Shantimati means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 term Śāntimatī can be transliterated into English as Santimati or Shantimati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śāntimatī (शान्तिमती) is the daughter of Pavanavega and Sukāntā, according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as the Vidyādhara Pavanavega said to king Vajrāyudha:—“[...] Dīptacūla’s wife Candrakīrti bore a daughter, Sukāntā, with all the auspicious marks, whom I married. We had a daughter, Śāntimatī, shining with beauty and good conduct, who is before you. She was subduing the great magic art, the blessed Prajñaptikā, properly on Mt. Maṇisāgara. Busy in subduing the magic art, she was carried up in the air by that Vidyādhara and just at that time the magic art became submissive to her. [...]”.

Source: HereNow4u: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (2)

Śāntimatī (शान्तिमती) is the mother of Āryabrahma.—[...] The ‘Śrī Pāsanāha Cariyaṃ’ gives the following description of Lord Pārśvanātha’s Gaṇadharas (principal disciples).—“[...] Āryabrahma was the son of the Surapura king Kanakaketu. His mother’s name was Śāntimatī. Hearing about the Lord’s omniscience he came there and listening to the sermon, became a mendicant and the fourth Gaṇadhara”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shantimati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śāntimatī (शान्तिमती).—name of a locality: Mahā-Māyūrī 52.

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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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