Shatakratu, Śatakratu, Shata-kratu: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śatakratu can be transliterated into English as Satakratu or Shatakratu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 19. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 38; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 63; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 134; V. 10. 19.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 29.
1b) The name of Vyāsa in the 7th dvāpara; his original name, Vibhu; the avatār of the lord Jaigiṣavya.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 135.
1c) Nara, a brother of Ādityas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 61.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Śatakratu (शतक्रतु) refers to the Servant (kiṃkara) associated with Avyakta, one of the eight Sacred Seats (pīṭha), according to the Yogakhaṇḍa (chapter 14) of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śatakratu (शतक्रतु).—m (S) A name of Indra. 2 A hundred Ashwamedhas or sacrifices of a horse. The performance of them entitles the performer to the place and title of Indra. Hence (also generally with irionical implication) a mighty great feat; a mighty exploit or achievement.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śatakratu (शतक्रतु).—an epithet of Indra; अपूर्णमेकेन शतक्रतूपमः शतं क्रतूनामपविघ्नमाप सः (apūrṇamekena śatakratūpamaḥ śataṃ kratūnāmapavighnamāpa saḥ) R.3.38.
Derivable forms: śatakratuḥ (शतक्रतुः).
Śatakratu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and kratu (क्रतु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tuḥ) Indra. E. śata a hundred, kratu sacrifice; a hundred Ashwa-Medhas or sacrifices of an unbroken horse, elevating the sacrificer to the place and title of Indra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śatakratu (शतक्रतु).—I. adj. honoured by a hundred sacrifices (),
— Cf. etc.; Gradivus, [Gothic.] hardu (a, not tn, on account of the aff. tu being based on tva).
Śatakratu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and kratu (क्रतु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śatakratu (शतक्रतु).—[adjective] having a hundred forces; [masculine] [Epithet] of Indra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śatakratu (शतक्रतु):—[=śata-kratu] [from śata] mfn. (śata-.) having h°-fold insight or power or a h° counsels etc., [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] containing a h° sacrificial rites (ekona-śata-kr, one who has made 99 sacrifices), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Indra (a h° Aśva-medhas elevating the sacrificer to the rank of Indra; cf. [Greek] ἑκατομβαῖος), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (cf. kṣiti-śatakr)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śatakratu (शतक्रतु):—[śata-kratu] (tuḥ) 2. m. Indra.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Śatakratu (ಶತಕ್ರತು):—[noun] a man who has performed one hundred religious sacrifices, chiefly refers to Indra.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Ends with: Kshitishatakratu.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.1.18 < [Sukta 1]
Rig Veda 8.98.12 < [Sukta 98]
Rig Veda 1.4.8 < [Sukta 4]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 138 - The Greatness of Śakra Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 118 - The Greatness of Indra Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 283 - Greatness of Cyavaneśvara (Continued) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 28 - An Account of Raji and His Sons < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 18 - Indra Sends Down Punishment < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 30 - Telling of the Curse pronounced by the Sage Gautama on Shakra < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 14 - Sugriva again challenges his brother to fight < [Book 4 - Kishkindha-kanda]
Chapter 7 - The Meeting between Rama and Sutikshna < [Book 3 - Aranya-kanda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)