Shatananda, aka: Śatānanda, Śatānandā, Shata-ananda; 8 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śatānanda and Śatānandā can be transliterated into English as Satananda or Shatananda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śatānanda (शतानन्द):—Son of Gautama and his wife Ahalyā (female counterpart of the twin children of Mudgala). He had a son named Satyadhṛti. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.34-35)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śatānandā (शतानन्दा) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Śatānandā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

1) Śatānanda (शतानन्द).—Priest of King Janaka. He was the son of Gautama by Ahalyā. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha and Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 278). Śatānanda felt elated that Śrī Rāma restored to Ahalyā her old sanctity and also that his father Gautama received back his mother and lived with her. It was Śatānanda, who acted as high-priest at the wedding of Sītā with Rāma.

2) Śatānanda (शतानन्द).—A maharṣi, who possessed divine gifts. He once paid a visit to Bhīṣma. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 8).

3) Śatānandā (शतानन्दा).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 11).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śatānanda (शतानन्द).—A son of Ahalyā and Gautama, (Śaradvān, Matsya-purāṇa). Father of Satyadhṛti.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 34-35; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 63.

1b) Came to see Kṛṣṇa at Syamantapañcaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 84. 3.

1c) A sage of the period of Sāvarṇi.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 32.

1d) A son of Śāradvata, a great seer.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 202.

2) Śatānandā (शतानन्दा).—A mind-born mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śatānandā (शतानन्दा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.11). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śatānandā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Śatānanda (शतानन्द) is the name of a sage who was in the company of Bharata when he recited the Nāṭyaveda them, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35. Accordingly, they asked the following questions, “O the best Brahmin (lit. the bull of the twice-born), tell us about the character of the god who appears in the Preliminaries (pūrvaraṅga). Why is the sound [of musical instruments] applied there? What purpose does it serve when applied? What god is pleased with this, and what does he do on being pleased? Why does the Director being himself clean, perform ablution again on the stage? How, O sir, the drama has come (lit. dropped) down to the earth from heaven? Why have your descendants come to be known as Śūdras?”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śatānanda (शतानन्द).—

1) Name of Brahman.

2) of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa.

3) of the car of Viṣṇu.

4) of a son of Gautama and Ahalyā, the family-priest of Janaka; गौतमश्च शतानन्दो जनकानां पुरोहिताः (gautamaśca śatānando janakānāṃ purohitāḥ) U.1.16.

Derivable forms: śatānandaḥ (शतानन्दः).

Śatānanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and ānanda (आनन्द).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatānanda (शतानन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) 1. Brahma. 2. Vishnu or Krishna. 3. The car of Vishnu. 4. The Muni Gautama, the founder of the logical school of philosophy. 5. The eldest son of Gautama (according to the Ramayana,) and Purohit or religious adviser of Janaka of Mithila. E. śata hundred or many, and ānanda who delights.

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Satānanda (सतानन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) The sage Gautama, the author of the Nyaya or logical philosophy. E. sat the good, and ānanda who delights.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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