Shatarupa, aka: Śatarūpā, Śatarūpa, Shata-rupa; 3 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

Śāktism (Śākta philosophy)

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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Śākta (शाक्त, shakta) or Śāktism (shaktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devī) is revered and worshipped. Śākta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.


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 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.

General definition (in Hinduism)

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

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

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