Avatarakatha, Avatārakathā, Avatara-katha: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avatārakathā (अवतारकथा).—account of an अवतार (avatāra), Name of a chapter in शङ्करविजय (śaṅkaravijaya).

Avatārakathā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avatāra and kathā (कथा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avatārakathā (अवतारकथा):—[=ava-tāra-kathā] [from ava-tāra > ava-tṝ] f. ‘account of an Avatāra’, Name of a chapter in Anantānandagiri’s Śaṃkaravijaya.

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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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