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Indradatta, 2 Definition(s)

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Indradatta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Indradatta (इन्द्रदत्त) is the name of a Brāhman, whose story is told in the ‘Story of Vararuci’, according to the Kathāsaritsśgara. Indradatta and another Brāhman (Vyāḍi) once visited Vararuci who lived together with his mother Vasudattā. They recited to him a Prātiśākhya and upon learning that Vararuci could remember any recitation by heart, they started narrating the tale of two Brāhman brothers.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. 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: Kathāsaritsāgara

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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.

Purāṇa

Indradatta (इन्द्रदत्त).—A Kinnara with human face.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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