By Swami Harshananda
Sātvata literally means ‘belonging to the Satvat tribe’.
Sātvata, a King
Sātvata was a king of the Yadu dynasty. He had seven sons:
All men born in his dynasty were known as Sātvatas. Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a descendent of Vṛṣṇi.
Sātvata, a Work
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