Devaghosha, Devaghoṣa: 1 definition


Devaghosha 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 Devaghoṣa can be transliterated into English as Devaghosa or Devaghosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Devaghoṣa (देवघोष) is the name of a Brāhman and incarnation of the Vidyādhara Vajravega, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 65. Accordingly, “...  then Vajravega was born in Mālava as Devaghoṣa, the son of Harighoṣa, a Brāhman. And in that birth also he fought with many, confiding in his heroism, and his father said to him: ‘Do not go on in this way quarrelling with everybody’”.

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