Shatasahasraka, Śatasahasraka, Śatasāhasraka: 4 definitions


Shatasahasraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Śatasahasraka and Śatasāhasraka can be transliterated into English as Satasahasraka or Shatasahasraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasraka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śatasāhasraka (शतसाहस्रक).—A holy place at Rāmatīrtha on the river Gomatī. He who bathes here and takes food as per śāstraic injunctions will get results equal to those of giving in gift a thousand cows. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 74),

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śatasahasraka (शतसहस्रक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.137). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śatasahasraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shatasahasraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śatasahasraka (शतसहस्रक):—[=śata-sahasraka] [from śata] mf(ikā)n. consisting of a h° thousand, [Buddhist literature]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] -sāhasraka).

3) Śatasāhasraka (शतसाहस्रक):—[=śata-sāhasraka] [from śata] n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata] (cf. -sahasraka).

[Sanskrit to German]

Shatasahasraka in German

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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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