Shatakarni, Śātakarṇi: 6 definitions


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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)

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

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

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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 geography

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

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 (e.g., 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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatakarni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śātakarṇi (शातकर्णि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—on alaṃk. Quoted by Śaṅkara Oxf. 135^a.

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

Śātakarṇi (शातकर्णि):—m. ([from] śatakarṇa or śāta-k) Name of various kings, [Raghuvaṃśa; Purāṇa]

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Shatakarni 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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