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Caitraratha, 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Caitraratha (चैत्ररथ) is the name of a big forest in Jambūdvīpa mentioned by Soḍḍhala in his Udayasundarīkathā. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents (dvīpa) of Bhūrloka (earth). The soldiers were asked to seek Udayasundarī in these forests.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit work in the campū style, narrating the story of the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana, king of Pratiṣṭhāna. Soḍḍhala is a descendant of Kalāditya (Śilāditya’s brother) whom he praises as an incarnation of a gaṇa (an attendant of Śiva).

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

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Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

Purāṇa

1a) Caitraratha (चैत्ररथ).—A pleasure garden of Devas and Indra to which went Kardama and Devahūti.1 In the Candraprabha hill. Here Urvaśī met Aīla.2 In the Mandara hill;3 in the east4 of Ilāvṛta.

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 23. 40; V. 16. 14; IX. 14. 24; Matsya-purāṇa 27. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 48.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 7; III. 7. 102; 66. 6.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 83. 31; 121. 8; 131. 48.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 11; 42. 15; 47. 6; 69. 137; 91. 6. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 25.

1b) Acted as calf when the Gandharvas and Apsaras milked the earth.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 10. 24.

1c) A tīrtha sacred to Madotkaṭa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 28.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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