Candanapura, aka: Candana-pura; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandanapura.

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Candanapura (चन्दनपुर) is the name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the third story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 77. Accordingly, “... in a short time his [Dhanadatta’s] wealth was exhausted by dissipation, and being ashamed of his poverty, he left his own country, to wander about in foreign lands. And in the course of his travels he reached a place named Candanapura, and desiring food, he entered the house of a certain merchant”.

The story of Candanapura is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even 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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