Bhagirathayashas, Bhagīrathayaśas: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhagīrathayaśas can be transliterated into English as Bhagirathayasas or Bhagirathayashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhagirathayashas in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bhagīrathayaśas (भगीरथयशस्) is the daughter of king Prasenajit from Śrāvastī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, as Dhanavatī said to prince Naravāhanadatta: “... wherever a man born to prosperity may be, felicities eagerly approach him, as women do their beloved one. This accounts for the fact that the king [Prasenajit], being an admirer of excellence, gave Naravāhanadatta his own daughter, named Bhagīrathayaśas. And the prince lived happily there with her in great luxury, as if with Good Fortune created by the Disposer in flesh and blood for his delectation”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhagīrathayaśas, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagirathayashas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhagīrathayaśas (भगीरथयशस्):—[=bhagīratha-yaśas] [from bhagīratha > bhaj] f. Name of a daughter of Prasena-jit, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhagirathayashas in German

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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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