Shatarupa, aka: Śatarūpā, Śatarūpa, Shata-rupa; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śatarūpā and Śatarūpa can be transliterated into English as Satarupa or Shatarupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[Shatarupa in Shaktism glossaries]

Śatarūpā (शतरूपा):—The daughter of Brahmā who sprang forth out of the left hand side of his body, according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (chapter on the Devī-yajña). She bore two sons (named Priyavrata and Uttānapāda) and three daughters by Svāyambhava-manu

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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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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[Shatarupa in Purana glossaries]

Śatarūpā (शतरूपा).—Wife of Svāyambhuva Manu, who took his sister Śatarūpā herself as his wife. The couple had two sons called Priyavrata a?n?d Uttānapāda and two daughters Prasūti and Ākūti. Prasūti was married to Dakṣaprajāpati and Ākūti to Ruciprajāpati. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 7).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Śatarūpa (शतरूप).—A son of Sutāra, the lord of the II dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 121.

2a) Śatarūpā (शतरूपा).—The female half of Brahmā's body—spread over all the worlds; performed austerities for a lakh of years and became queen of Svāyambhuva Manu as Rati; gave marriage presents to her daughter Devahūtī; mother of three daughters,1 and of sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda;2 a tapasvinī.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 54; 21. 26; 22. 23; IV. 1. 1; 8. 7; VIII. 1. 7; XI. 16. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 8-13; 57. 57; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 15 and 33.
  • 2) Ib. II. 1. 57; II. 29. 62-3.
  • 3) Vi I. 7. 17.

2b) Daughter of Brahmā whom the father married and brought forth Svāyambhuva Manu; other sons, seven in number.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 31, 43; 4. 24-5.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Shatarupa in Hinduism glossaries]

Śatarūpā (शतरूपा).—The wife of Svāyambhuva Manu and mother of Devahūti.

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Shatarupa in Sanskrit glossaries]

Śatarūpā (शतरूपा).—Name of a daughter of Brahman (who is supposed to be also his wife, from whose incestuous connection with her father is said to have sprung Manu Svāyambhuva).

Śatarūpā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and rūpā (रूपा).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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