Bhogavarman, Bhoga-varman: 2 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Bhogavarman (भोगवर्मन्) is the name of a King who received orders from King Ādityavarman to put Śivavarman to death, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 5.

2) Bhogavarman (भोगवर्मन्) is the name of a merchant (vaṇij), as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 54. Accordingly, as the Goddess Vindhyavāsinī (Durgā) said to Yaśovarman: “... return to thy own country, and there go and examine into the good fortunes of the two merchants, Arthavarman and Bhogavarman, and find out which of the two pleases thee, and then come here and ask a like fortune for thyself”.

The story of Bhogavarman was told by an astrologer to king Samarabāla and four others in order to demonstrate that “a smaller fortune, accompanied with enjoyment, is to be preferred to a great fortune, which, though great, is devoid of enjoyment and therefore useless”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhogavarman, 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhogavarman (भोगवर्मन्):—[=bhoga-varman] [from bhoga] m. Name of various men, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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. 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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