Aryavarman, aka: Āryavarman, Arya-varman; 2 Definition(s)

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Āryavarman (आर्यवर्मन्) is the name of a king of Kārkoṭaka, whose kingdom consisted of golden temples, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 18. His story was told by Udayana (king of Vatsa) in order to demonstratrate to his ministers that a brave man by himself without any support obtains prosperity.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Āryavarman, 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
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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India history and geogprahy

Āryavarman (आर्यवर्मन्) is the name of a king belonging to the line of Yadu (the yādavas), according to the Praśasti (eulogy or panegyric) of the temple of Lakkhā Maṇḍal at Maḍhā in the Jaunsār Bāwar district on the Upper Jamnā. Accordingly, the yādava kings of the lunar race (candravaṃśa) had ruled over the Siṅghapura country “since the beginning of the Yuga”.

The father of Āryavarman was named Senavarman, while his son was named Dattavarman whose own son was named Pradīptavarman. Accordingly, “His son was an illustrious king with the name Āryavarman, who first after him (his father) proclaimed by his deeds the fact that he kept the vow of an Ārya. The king, named the illustrious Dattavarman, who secured safety, riches, victory, and destruction (respectively) to the fearful, to beggars, to his race and to hisenemies, was his son”.

The Praśasti (600-800 AD) was composed by Bhaṭṭa Vasudeva and incised in the stone by the mason Īśvaraṇāga. It records the dedication of a temple of Śiva by a princess, Īśvarā, who belonged to the royal race of Siṅghapura, for the spiritual welfare of her deceased husband. The latter, called Śrī-Candragupta, was the son of a king of Jālandhara. The greater part of the inscription is taken up by an account of the ancestors.

Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 1: The Praśasti of Lakkhā Maṇḍal
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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