Shatrumardana, aka: Śatrumardana, Shatru-mardana; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śatrumardana can be transliterated into English as Satrumardana or Shatrumardana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śatrumardana (शत्रुमर्दन) refers to a variety of maṇḍapa (halls attached to the temple), according to the Matsya-purāṇa (verses 270.1-30). The śatrumardana-maṇḍapa is to be built with 34 pillars (stambha). The Matsyapurāṇa is one of the eighteen major purāṇas dating from the 1st-millennium BCE.

Accordingly (verse 270.15-17), “These maṇḍapas (eg., śatrumardana) should be either made triangular, circular, octagonal or with 16 sides or they are square. They promote kingdoms, victory, longevity, sons, wife and nourishment respecitvely. Temples of other shape than these are inauspicious.”

Source: Wisdom Library: Purāṇas

Śatrumardana (शत्रुमर्दन).—The third son of King Ṛtadhvaja by his wife Madālasā. (Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, Chapter 23, Verse 26).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Śatrumardana (शत्रुमर्दन) is the name of an elephant, according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly, “... the next day the King Prithvīrūpa mounted an elephant named Śatrumardana, and going on, entered that forest. And as he was slowly proceeding he beheld his army, which was marching in front of him, suddenly fleeing”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śatrumardana, 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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śatrumardana (शत्रुमर्दन).—

1) an epithet of Śatrughna.

2) a kind of pavilion.

Derivable forms: śatrumardanaḥ (शत्रुमर्दनः).

Śatrumardana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śatru and mardana (मर्दन).

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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