Shatapatra, Śatapatra, Shata-patra: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śatapatra can be transliterated into English as Satapatra or Shatapatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “woodpecker”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Śatapatra is part of the sub-group named Pratuda, refering to animals “who eat while striking”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) or Śatapatraka (शतपत्रक)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to woodpecker, “dārvāghāṭa” (Mh.). This animal is from the group called Viṣkira (which scatter). Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Śatapatra (शतपत्र) refers to the “rose” which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13:—“[...] then the Ācamana shall be offered and cloth dedicated. Gingelly seeds, barley grains, wheat, green gram or black gram shall then be offered to Śiva with various mantras. Then flowers shall be offered to the five-faced noble soul. Lotuses, rose (śatapatra), Śaṅkha, and Kuśa flowers, Dhattūras, Mandāras grown in a wooden vessel, holy basil leaves or Bilva leaves shall be offered to each of the faces in accordance with the previous meditation or according to one’s wish. By all means Śiva favourably disposed to His devotees shall be worshipped with great devotion. If other flowers are not available, Bilva leaves shall be used exclusively in the worship of Śiva”.

2) Śatapatra (शतपत्र) refers to “petals of lotuses”, 1,000 of which corresponds to half a prastha, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“petals of lotuses (śatapatra), a thousand in number constitute half a prastha. Ten ṭaṅka weight constitutes one pala and sixteen palas make one prastha. Flowers for worship shall be weighed in the balance according to this calculation. The worship thus duly performed shall accord all cherished desires. If the devotee worships with no specific desires he will become Śiva himself”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śatapatra (शतपत्र).—a (S) That has a hundred leaves or petals, centifolious.

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śatapatra (शतपत्र).—n (S) A variety of the lotus. 2 A flower, Rosa glandulifera.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śatapatra (शतपत्र).—

1) a peacock.

2) the (Indian) crane.

3) a wood-pecker.

4) a parrot or a species of it.

-trā a woman.

-tram a lotus; आवृत्तवृन्तशतपत्रनिभम् (āvṛttavṛntaśatapatranibham) (ānanaṃ) वहन्त्या (vahantyā) Māl.1.22. °योनि (yoni) an epithet of Brahman; कम्पेन मूर्ध्नः शतपत्रयोनिं (kampena mūrdhnaḥ śatapatrayoniṃ) (saṃbhāvayāmāsa) Ku.7.46.

Derivable forms: śatapatraḥ (शतपत्रः).

Śatapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and patra (पत्र).

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

Śatapatra (शतपत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A lotus in general, (Nelumbium speciosum or Nymphæa nelumbo.) m.

(-traḥ) 1. A peacock. 2. The Saras or Indian crane. 3. A wood-pecker. 4. A parrot, the king-parrot or Loory. f.

(-trā) A woman. E. śata a hundred, patra a leaf or feather.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śatapatra (शतपत्र).—I. n. a lotus flower, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 60, 15 Gorr. Ii. m. 1. a peacock. 2. a parrot. 3. a woodpecker. 4. the Indian crane. Iii. f. , a woman. Satpº, i. e.

Śatapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and patra (पत्र).

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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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