Anangodaya, Anaṅgodaya: 1 definition


Anangodaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Anaṅgodaya (अनङ्गोदय) is the name of an ancient king from Haṃsadvīpa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 73. Accordingly, as Gaṇeśa said to his Gaṇas: “... by my favour this Śrīdarśana shall be a universal emperor on the earth. Now there is an island named Haṃsadvīpa in the western sea (aparāmbhas); and in it is a king named Anaṅgodaya, and he has a lovely daughter named Anaṅgamañjarī”.

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