Citrashikha, aka: Citraśikha; 2 Definition(s)
Citrashikha 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.
The Sanskrit term Citraśikha can be transliterated into English as Citrasikha or Citrashikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrashikha.
Citraśikha (चित्रशिख) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Purāṇas Citraśikha mentioned as the king of Vidyādhara.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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’.
Katha (narrative stories)
Citraśikha (चित्रशिख) is the name of a parrot whose story is first told in Ucchvāsa II from the Udayasundarīkathā. He was born in a tree-hollow near the Sahya mountain and was eventually named Citraśikha by Śāradī. He was captured by Vasantaśīla and presented to king Malayavāhana. He was previously a gambler named Kumārakesarī but after being cursed by Pārāyaṇī got transformed into a parrot.
The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā
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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