From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sātvata literally means ‘belonging to the Satvat tribe’.

Sātvata, a King[edit]

Sātvata was a king of the Yadu dynasty. He had seven sons:

  1. Bhaja
  2. Bhaji
  3. Divya
  4. Vṛṣṇi
  5. Devapṛṣṭha
  6. Andhaka
  7. Mahābhoja

All men born in his dynasty were known as Sātvatas. Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a descendent of Vṛṣṇi.

Sātvata, a Work[edit]

Sātvata is also the name of a Vaiṣṇava work that preaches devotion to Viṣṇu called as Bhāgavatamātā.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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