Candamahasena, aka: Caṇḍamahāsena; 2 Definition(s)


Candamahasena means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandamahasena.

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Caṇḍamahāsena (चण्डमहासेन).—Name of a King who was previously known as Mahāsena, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11. His father was named Jayasena, who was the son of Mahendravarman. Caṇḍamahāsena had two sons named Gopālaka and Pālaka and a daughter named Vāsavadattā.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Caṇḍamahāsena, 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
Kathā book cover
context information

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.

General definition (in Hinduism)

King Chandamahasena of Ujjayini, who is anxious to marry his daughter Vasavadatta to Udayana. The marriage takes place as Kaushambi

(Source): Kashmiri Overseas Association: Kasheer september 2008 issue

Relevant definitions

Search found 20 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

palaka (पलक) [or palakha, or पलख].—m n A twinkling of the eye, a moment.--- OR --- paḷakā (पळका...
Mahasena (fl. 948-921 BCE).—Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa give the chronology of Sri Lanka from King ...
Vāsavadattā (वासवदत्ता).—The title of the Vāsavadattā of Subandhu, the oldest romantic novel in...
Gopālaka (गोपालक) is the name of one of the two sons of Caṇḍamahāsena and his wife Aṅgāravatī, ...
yōgēśvara (योगेश्वर).—m (S) A title of the Supreme Being. 2 Applied to any eminent yōgī, devote...
aṅgāraka (अंगारक).—m S The planet Mars.
Mahendravarman I (महेन्द्रवर्मन्) (600–630 CE) is the name of a Pallava king who was defeated b...
Bhadravatī (भद्रवती) is the name of a female elephant given to Vāsavadattā by her father, king ...
Jayasena (जयसेन) is the son of Mahendravarman, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11...
Vīrabāhu (वीरबाहु) is the name of a warrior slain by Udayana (king of Vatsa), according to the ...
Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला) is the name of a close friend of Vāsavadattā, according to the Kathāsa...
Buddhadatta, a contemporary of Buddhaghosa, was a native of Uragapura, near modern Tiruchirappa...
1) Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक) is the name of the King of the Pulindas, according to the Kathāsaritsāg...
Naḍāgiri (नडागिरि) is the name of Caṇḍamahāsena’s elephant, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, ...
Māyāvatī (मायावती) is the name of a vidyādhara who was cursed to become the elephant named Bhad...

Relevant text

- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.