Dhumapura, Dhūmapura, Dhuma-pura: 1 definition
Dhumapura 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.
Dhūmapura (धूमपुर) is the name of an ancient city, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, as Rūpaśikhā said to Śṛṅgabhuja: “... this city is Dhūmapura, the home of all felicity; in it lives a mighty Rākṣasa, by name Agniśikha; know that I am his matchless daughter, Rūpaśikhā by name, who have come here with mind captivated by your unparalleled beauty”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dhūmapura, 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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Full-text: Rupashikha, Mahadamshtra, Dhumasikha.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XXXIX < [Book VII - Ratnaprabhā]