Anuragavati, Anurāgavatī: 1 definition


Anuragavati 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Anurāgavatī (अनुरागवती) and Śṛṅgāravatī were two friends of Rūpavatī, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 123. Accordingly, “... and two maidens, friends of hers [Rūpavatī], have come out to die in the same way; one is called Śṛṅgāravatī, and the other Anurāgavatī. For long ago, at the marriage of Rūpavatī, they saw Keśaṭa and made up their minds that they would have him for a husband, as their hearts were captivated by his beauty”.

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