Induyashas, Induyaśas: 1 definition
Induyashas 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 Induyaśas can be transliterated into English as Induyasas or Induyashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Induyaśas (इन्दुयशस्) is the daughter of king Indukeśarin from Karṇāṭa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 72. Accordingly, as king Vinītamati said to Somaśūra: “... and there he [Malayamālin] saw the daughter of the King Indukeśarin, Induyaśas by name. That maiden, like a bewildering creeper of love, entered the heart of the young merchant as soon as he saw her”.
The story of Induyaśas was narrated by Vinītamati in order to teach Somaśūra the doctrine of the perfection of perseverance (dhyānapāramita) as known in the Buddhist doctrine with the object of dissuading Somaśūra from ignorance (ajñāna).
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Induyaśas, 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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