Agnisvamin, Agnisvāmin, Agni-svamin: 3 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Agnisvāmin (अग्निस्वामिन्) is the name of a Brāhman from Brahmasthala, as mentioned in the second story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 76. Accordingly, “... There is, on the banks of the River Yamunā, a district assigned to Brāhmans, named Brahmasthala. In it there lived a Brāhman, named Agnisvāmin, who had completely mastered the Vedas. To him there was born a very beautiful daughter named Mandāravatī”.

2) Agnisvāmin (अग्निस्वामिन्) is the name of a Brāhman from Pāṭaliputra, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 124. Accordingly, “... there lived in Pāṭaliputra a Brāhman of the name of Agnisvāmin, a great maintainer of the sacrificial fire; and I am his son, Devasvāmin by name. And I married the daughter of a Brāhman who lived in a distant land, and because she was a child I left her in her father’s house”.

The story of Agnisvāmin is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnisvāmin (अग्निस्वामिन्).—[masculine] [Name] of man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Agnisvāmin (अग्निस्वामिन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—
—[commentary] on Mānavakalpasūtra. Io. 1158 (Agniṣṭoma). Lāṭyāyanasūtrabhāṣya.

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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. 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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