Shatabali, Śatabali: 6 definitions


Shatabali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Śatabali can be transliterated into English as Satabali or Shatabali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shatabali in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śatabali (शतबलि).—A great monkey under the leadership of Sugrīva. He was the leader of the monkeys deputed to the northern regions to look for Sītā. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Kiṣkindhā Kāṇḍa Canto 43).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śatabali (शतबलि).—A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 235.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Shatabali in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śatabali (शतबलि) is the son of Kanakaśrī and Sahasrāyudha (son of Lakṣmīvatī and Vajrāyudha, a previous incarnation of Śānti-nātha), 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:—“[...] Sahasrāyudha grew up gradually filled with the collection of arts, like the moon with digits, and attained youth. He, Makaradhvaja in beauty of form, married Princess Kanakaśrī, who surpassed Śrī in beauty. A son, Śatabali, like the wind in strength, with all the male lucky marks, was borne by her to him. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatabali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatabali (शतबलि).—[masculine] a cert. fish; [Name] of a monkey.

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

1) Śatabali (शतबलि):—[=śata-bali] [from śata] m. a kind of fish, [Āpastamba]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] ([probably] more correct -vali).

[Sanskrit to German]

Shatabali 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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