Shatayus, aka: Śatāyus, Shata-ayus; 4 Definition(s)
Shatayus 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 term Śatāyus can be transliterated into English as Satayus or Shatayus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—One of the six sons of Purūravas by Urvaśī. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 24).
2) Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—A warrior, who fought on the Kaurava side against the Pāṇḍavas. He fought from the 'waist' position of the Vyūha made by Bhīṣma and courted death. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 22; Śalya Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 19).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Śatāyus (शतायुस्) is one of the sons of king according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 41. Accordingly, “... and a son of that King Cirāyus, born to him by another wife, named Śatāyus, was placed on his throne by his chief ministers”.
The story of Śatāyus and Cirāyus was narrated by Marubhūti in order to demonstrate that “this world of living beings was appointed by the Creator unstable, and full of grief hard to ward off, and even with hundreds of efforts it is impossible for anyone to do anything here which the Creator does not wish him to do”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śatāyus, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
Languages of India and abroad
Śatāyus (शतायुस्).—a. lasting or living for a hundred years.
Śatāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śata and āyus (आयुस्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-yuḥ) A man of hundred years old. E. śata, and āyus life.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)