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Cincini, aka: Ciñcinī; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Cincini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Ciñcinī (चिञ्चिनी) is the name of a city on the shore of the sea, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter III, where the story of this city is told in “the founding of the city of Pāṭaliputra”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ciñcinī, 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: KathāsaritsāgaraKathā book cover
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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.

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Cincani
ciñcaṇī (चिंचणी).—f A plant.

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