Angaravati, aka: Aṅgāravatī; 1 Definition(s)
Angaravati 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.
Kathā (narrative stories)
Aṅgāravatī (अङ्गारवती) is the daughter of the asura named Aṅgāraka, and was foretold to be the future wife of Mahāsena, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11. Aṅgāraka broke the chariot of Mahāsena in the form of a fierce boar and fled into a cavern. Mahāsena was the son of Jayasena, son of Mahendravarman (king of Ujjayinī), but later becomae known as Caṇḍamahāsena after he made a sacrifice to Durgā.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Aṅgāravatī, 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
Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.
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Search found 2 books and stories containing Angaravati or Aṅgāravatī. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 37: Marriage with Prahhāvatī < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 25: Marriage with Vegavatī < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 5: Story of the goldsmith and his five hundred wives < [Chapter VIII - Initiation of ṛṣabhadatta and devānandā]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
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