Candasimha, Caṇḍasiṃha: 3 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chandasimha.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Caṇḍasiṃha (चण्डसिंह) is the name of an ancient king from Tāmraliptī, as mentioned in the seventh story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 81. Accordingly, “... there is a city on the shore of the eastern sea (pūrvāmbudhi), named Tāmraliptī. In that city there was a king of the name of Caṇḍasiṃha; he turned away his face from the wives of others, but not from battle-fields; he carried oft the fortune of his foes, but not the wealth of his neighbours”.

2) Caṇḍasiṃha (चण्डसिंह) is the name of a chief (mahāmanuṣya), according to the twenty-fourth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 98. Accordingly,  “... in the meanwhile a chief, who lived near, came to that forest on horseback, with his son, to hunt. He was named Caṇḍasiṃha, and when he saw their footsteps imprinted in the dust, he said to his son Siṃhaparākrama: ‘We will follow up these lovely and auspicious tracks, and if we find the ladies to whom they belong, you shall choose whichever you please of them’”.

3) Caṇḍasiṃha (चण्डसिंह) is the son of Vidyādhara king Siṃha and Dhanavatī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, as Dhanavatī said to prince Naravāhanadatta: “... prince, I am Dhanavatī, the wife of a chief of the Vidyādharas, named Siṃha, and this is my unmarried daughter, the sister of Caṇḍasiṃha, and her name is Ajināvatī. You [Naravāhanadatta] were announced as her future husband by a voice that came from heaven”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Caṇḍasiṃha, 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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Candasimha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caṇḍasiṃha (चण्डसिंह):—[=caṇḍa-siṃha] [from caṇḍa > caṇḍ] m. Name of a prince, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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