Adityavarman, Ādityavarman, Aditya-varman: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Ādityavarman (आदित्यवर्मन्) is the name of King who reigned long ago, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 5. He had a very wise minister named Śivavarman.

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

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: The Tanah Datar archaeological project: The project

Ādityavarman (1343-1375), a late ruler of Malayu, who established himself in the Minangkabau area. His reign, documented by 14th century inscriptions, constitutes the only chronological anchor for the early history of the region.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

1) Ādityavarman (आदित्यवर्मन्) of the Śilāra (i.e., Śilāhāra) line of kings is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“From Aiyapa was born his son Ādityavarman, who himself destroyed his chief foes by his valour even as the Sun dispels a mass of darkness by his light, and who endeared himself to his subjects. From him was born his son, Avasara (I) by name, who vanquished his foes, who had a great and famous name, and who appeared attractive by his religious deeds”.

2) Ādityavarman (fl. 988 A.D.), son of Khetraiya-Indra-śreṣṭhin is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—Accordingyl, “... the three Śreṣṭhins‒viz. Nāgai Śreṣṭhin, son of Reuma Śreṣṭhin, who is a son of Siddhai Śreṣṭhin, (and) Lokkai Śreṣṭhin, son of Revaṇa Śreṣṭhin, who is a son of Chaṭhṭhamai Śreṣṭhin, (and) Ādityavarman, son of Khetraiya Indra Śreṣṭhin, who is son of Mahaḍai Śreṣṭhin‒have, by offering forty dīnāras to the illustrious King Avasara (II)...”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Ādityavarman (आदित्यवर्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Mallinātha, grandfather of Trivikrama (Prākṛtavyākaraṇavṛtti). Burnell. 43^b.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādityavarman (आदित्यवर्मन्):—[=āditya-varman] [from āditya > ā-diteya] m. ‘having the sun (the Ādityas?) as protector’, Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Adityavarman in German

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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 (even English!). 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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