Dhumalekha, Dhūmalekhā: 4 definitions
Dhumalekha 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.
Dhūmalekhā (धूमलेखा) is one of the two daughters of Yakṣa king Dhūmaketu, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 73. Accordingly, as Jyotirlekhā, and Dhūmalekhā said to Śrīdarśana: “... his [Kamalagarbha’s] wives too, Pathyā and Abalā, were born as Yakṣa maidens—that is to say, as the two daughters of the king of the Yakṣas named Dhūmaketu—and the name of the one was Jyotirlekhā, and the name of the other Dhūmalekhā”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dhūmalekhā, 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.
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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1) Dhūmalekhā (धूमलेखा):—[=dhūma-lekhā] [from dhūma > dhū] f. = -rāji, [Dhanaṃjaya-vijaya]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the daughter of a Yakṣa, [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 (even English!). 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dhuma, Lekha.
Full-text: Jyotirlekha, Dhumaketu, Kamalagarbha, Pradiptaksha, Abala, Pathya, Diptashikha, Utpata.
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Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter LXXIII < [Book XII - Śaśāṅkavatī]