Shatakarni, aka: Śātakarṇi; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Śātakarṇi can be transliterated into English as Satakarni or Shatakarni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Śātakarṇi (शातकर्णि).—See under Mandakarṇi.

2) Śātakarṇi (शातकर्णि).—Son of King Pūrṇotsaṅga. He ruled the country for fiftysix years. (Matsya Purāṇa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śātakarṇi (शातकर्णि).—Ruled for a year (1(1/2) years, Vāyu-purāṇa)*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 166; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 353.

1b) A son of Bhāta, ruled for 56 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 350.

1c) A son of Sundara and father of Śivasvāti.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 47.

1d) The son of Pūrṇotsanga and father of Lambodara.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 45.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Śātakarṇi I (r. 187-177 BCE) is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (eg., Śātakarṇi) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Śātakarṇi I was preceded by Kṛṣṇa and succeeded by Purṇotsaṅga.

Śātakarṇi II reigned 141-85 BCE, was preceded by Skandastambhi and succeeded by Lambodara.

Śātakarṇi III reigned 1 BCE-0 CE, was preceded by Kuntala Śātakarṇi and succeeded by Pulumāvi I.

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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