Candamahasena, aka: Caṇḍamahāsena; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandamahasena.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Caṇḍamahāsena (चण्डमहासेन).—General. A very prominent and reputed king of Ujjayini. Vāsavadattā, wife of Udayana was his daughter. (See full article at Story of Caṇḍamahāsena from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Caṇḍamahāsena (चण्डमहासेन) is the name of a King from Ujjayinī, 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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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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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