Shatahrada, aka: Śatahrada, Śatahradā, Śātahrada, Shata-hrada, Śatahrādā; 5 Definition(s)
Shatahrada 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 Śatahrada and Śatahradā and Śātahrada and Śatahrādā can be transliterated into English as Satahrada or Shatahrada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śatahradā (शतह्रदा) is the name of a river mentioned in a list of rivers, flowing from the five great mountains (Śailavarṇa, Mālākhya, Korajaska, Triparṇa and Nīla), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. Those who drink the waters of these rivers live for ten thousand years and become devotees of Rudra and Umā.
One of the five mountains situated near Bhadrāśva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, instructions for religious ceremonies and a whole range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The original text is said to have been composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Śatahradā (शतह्रदा).—Mother of the Rāksasa called Virādha. His father’s name was Jaya. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇyakāṇḍa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1) Śatahrada (शतह्रद).—A son of Danu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 18.
2) Śatahradā (शतह्रदा).—A river of the Bhadrā continent.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 43. 26.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Śātahrada (शातह्रद).—a. Relating or belonging to lightning.
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1) lightning; दूरं पुरःक्षिप्तशतह्नदे (dūraṃ puraḥkṣiptaśatahnade) Ku.7.39; Mk.5.48; V.4; प्रपतेदपि चाकाशं निपतेनु शतह्रदाः (prapatedapi cākāśaṃ nipatenu śatahradāḥ) Śiva B.19.2.
2) the thunderbolt of Indra.
Śatahradā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and hradā (ह्रदा).
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Śatahrādā (शतह्रादा).—the thunderbolt.
Śatahrādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and hrādā (ह्रादा).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-dā) 1. Lightning. 2. The thunderbolt. E. śata a hundred, hrada a ray of light, or hrāda sound; the vowel made short; also śatahrādā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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