Candamahasena, aka: Caṇḍamahāsena; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

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
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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.

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

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