Adityavarman, aka: Ādityavarman, Aditya-varman; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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.

Source: The Tanah Datar archaeological project: The project

India history and geogprahy

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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)...”.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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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