Shatakratu, aka: Śatakratu; 2 Definition(s)


Shatakratu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śatakratu can be transliterated into English as Satakratu or Shatakratu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1a) Śatakratu (शतक्रतु).—A name of Indra;1 killed the pupils of Sukarma for adhyaya during anadhyaya.2

  • 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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Marathi-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.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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