Shatapatra, Śatapatra, Shata-patra: 14 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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Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) (lit. “one who has numerous feathers”) is a synonym (another name) for the Parrot (Śuka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) is the name of a metre similair to Kalakaṇṭhīruta: an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Kalakaṇṭhīruta has 38 mātrās in each of their two lines, made up with 1 ṣaṇmātra followed by 8 caturmātras, and the yati after the 14th and the 22nd mātrās. The same Yati again, is found in the Śatapatra, whose line contains 2 ṣaṇmātras, followed by 6 caturmātras and 1 dvimātra at the end.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) is the name of an Uṣṇīṣa king [i.e., Uṣṇīṣarāja] mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Śatapatra).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Śatapatra (शतपत्र) refers to type of animal found in water ponds of ancient India, according to Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 160.13: There is a reference to stencil cutting in which a figure of Rājahaṃsī and the name of prince Kuvalayacandra were reproduced. It was one of the seventy-two arts. The price Kuvalayacandra himself cut a stencil design of a water pond with haṃsa, sārasa, cakravāka, nalinī, śatapatra, bhramara and also cut a Gāthā verse on it (169.8).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Shatapatra [ಶತಪತ್ರ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits' from the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) family having the following synonyms: Amaranthus paniculatus. For the possible medicinal usage of shatapatra, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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 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) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.22. °योनि (yoni) an epithet of Brahman; कम्पेन मूर्ध्नः शतपत्रयोनिं (kampena mūrdhnaḥ śatapatrayoniṃ) (saṃbhāvayāmāsa) Kumārasambhava 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).

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

Śatapatra (शतपत्र):—[śata-patra] (traṃ) 1. n. A lotus in general. m. A peacock; Indian crane; wood-pecker; parrot. 1. f. A woman.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śatapatra (ಶತಪತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] = ಶತದಲ [shatadala].

2) [noun] the Indian crane.

3) [noun] a wood-pecker.

4) [noun] a chrysanthemum flower.

5) [noun] Indra, the chief of gods.

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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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