or sa·tī, sut·tee
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Origin of sati
Definition for sati (2 of 2)
noun Hindu Mythology.
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When Sati's husband was slighted by her father, the Deva-rishi, Daksha, she cast herself on the sacrificial fire.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
The old system of Sati, whereby a woman immolated herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband, what was it?India, Its Life and Thought|John P. Jones
Then I fled on foot, northward, and reached the walls of the prince, built to repel the Sati.
The bodies of the dead are burned and Sati, which was formerly frequent, is believed still to take place in noble families.
The practice of sati was finally prohibited in 1829, without exciting the least discontent.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell