Shatabahu, Śatabāhu: 3 definitions

Introduction

Shatabahu 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 term Śatabāhu can be transliterated into English as Satabahu or Shatabahu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śatabāhu (शतबाहु).—An Asura.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 2. 4.
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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-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shatabahu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śatabāhu (शतबाहु).—(1) m., name of a son of Māra, unfavorable to the Bodhisattva: Lalitavistara 309.18; (2) m., name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 22; (3) m., name of a nāga king: Mahā-Māyūrī 246.23; (4) f. (n. sg. °hur), name of a nāga maid: Kāraṇḍavvūha 4.3; (5) f., name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.27.

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

1) Śatabāhu (शतबाहु):—[=śata-bāhu] [from śata] mfn. (?) having a h° arms (a boar), [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] small animal of a noxious kind, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Asura, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of an evil demon (māra-putra), [Lalita-vistara]

5) [v.s. ...] f. (u) Name of a goddess, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Nāga female, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

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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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