Anangarati, Anaṅgarati: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Anangarati in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Anaṅgarati (अनङ्गरति) is the daughter of king Mahāvarāha and Padmarati from Śūrapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly as Gomukha said in the presence of Naravāhanadatta: “... that king [Mahāvarāha] had a daughter named Anaṅgarati, born to him by his wife Padmarati, owing to his having propitiated Gaurī; and he had no other children. And in course of time she [Anaṅgarati] attained womanhood, and, proud of her beauty, she did not wish to have any husband, though kings asked her in marriage”.

2) Anaṅgarati (अनङ्गरति) is the daughter of king Vīradeva and Padmarati from Ujjayinī, as mentioned in the ninth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 83. Accordingly, “... when King Vīradeva had heard this [Śiva’s] voice from heaven, he returned to his city [Ujjayinī] with his consort, having gained all he desired. There he first had a son born to him, named Sūradeva, and after a time Queen Padmarati gave birth to a daughter. And her father gave her the name of Anaṅgarati, on the ground that she was beautiful enough to inspire love in the breast of Kāma”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Anaṅgarati, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anangarati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anaṅgarati (अनङ्गरति).—[feminine] joy of love; a woman’s name.

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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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