Shvetaketu, Śvetaketu, Shveta-ketu: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śvetaketu can be transliterated into English as Svetaketu or Shvetaketu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु).—A Maharṣi. Birth. Śvetaketu was the son of the sage Āruṇi or Uddālaka who was born in the Gautama clan. Śvetaketu had a sister named Sujātā. Aṣṭāvakra was her son by the sage, Kahoṭaka. Thus Śvetaketu was Aṣṭāvakra’s uncle. Śvetaketu and Aṣṭāvakra grew up together in Uddālaka’s āśrama. (See under Aṣṭāvakra). (See full article at Story of Śvetaketu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Śvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु).—A Madhyamādhvaryu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 16.
1b) A son of Lāngali, an avatār of the Lord.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 200.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a Bauddha or Jaina saint.
2) the descending node.
Derivable forms: śvetaketuḥ (श्वेतकेतुः).
Śvetaketu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and ketu (केतु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु).—(= Pali Setaketu), name of a previous incar-nation of Śākyamuni in the Tuṣita heaven: Mahāvastu i.337.14, 18; Lalitavistara 10.16.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tuḥ) A Baudd'ha or Jaina saint. E. śveta white, ketu a banner.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु).—[masculine] a man’s name.
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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Ends with: Auddalaki shvetaketu.
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