Kadambari, Kādambarī: 17 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—A river flowing westwards in Jambūdvīpa. In Bhāgavata 5th Skandha it is said that this river got its name "Kādambarī" because it had the hollow trunk of a Kadamba tree as its source.

2) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—An excellent story book in prose written in Sanskrit by the great Sanskrit poet Bāṇabhaṭṭa. Kādambarī is the heroine of the story.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—A yoginī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 31. 80.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: Iconography of Balarāma

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—Balarāma’s incination towards wine is well described. According to the Harivaṃśa, he tasted wine for the first time when he was on Gotama Giri just before the famous chakra-musala war. It is said that the water accumulated in the hollow of a kadamba tree which blossomed in the rainy season had become an intoxicating drink which was highly relished by Balarāma. It came to be known as kādambarī wine, and enjoyment of it when he visited Vṛja at and advanced age has been described in the Viṣṇu-purāṇa.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) refers to a type of wine, according to the Abhijñānaśākuntala IV.p.146, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different types of wines are described in the works of Kālidāsa. Madya and madira are described in Ṛtusamhāra, āsava, madhu and śīdhu in Raghuvaṃśa, vāruṇī in Kumārasaṃbhava and kādambarī in Abhijñānaśākuntala.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—This is the denser layer of liquid below prasanna

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) is the name of a Gandharva princess, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara (story of king Sumanas).—[...] There [at Acchoda lake] he [Candrāpīḍa] beheld a young ascetic maiden, Mahāśvetā, who told him how she, being a Gandharva princess, had seen and loved a young Brāhman Puṇḍarīka; [...] But her friend Kādambarī, another Gandharva princess, had vowed not to marry while Mahāśvetā was in sorrow, and Mahāśvetā invited the prince to come to help her in dissuading Kādambarī from the rash vow. Love sprang up between the prince and Kādambarī at first sight; but a sudden summons from his father took him to Ujjayinī without farewell, while Kādambarī, thinking herself deserted, almost died of grief.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) is a forest near Campā. Here is also a mountain called Kālī. Below this is a large tank called Kuṇḍa. Here lived an elephant named Mahihara. Once Pārśvanātha wandered about for four months in front of Kālikuṇḍa. The elephant saw the Lord and remembering the condition of his previous birth, brought lotuses from the tank and worshipped the Lord with them. King Karakaṇḍu was sad not finding the Lord here. Now, it so happened that a high image sprang up from under the earth. The king duly worshipped it and built a temple for its installation. From this circumstance the place became known as Kālikuṇḍatīrtha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) was the daughter of Gokunātha Upādhyāya (C. 1650-1740 C.E.): the author of Ekāvalī and Vṛttataraṅgiṇī. Gokulanātha was the son of Pītāmbara Upādhyāya and Umā and grandson of Rāmabhadra. He was the younger brother of Trilocana and Dhanañjaya and elder brother of Jagaddhara. He was also the father of Raghunātha Upādhyāya. He lost his only daughter Kādambarī, who was drowned in the river Gaṅgā, when she was a child. Gokulanātha composed a poem namely Kuṇḍakādambarī in her memory.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) is the name of a work ascribed to Gokunātha Upādhyāya (C. 1650-1740 C.E.), son of Pītāmbara Upādhyāya, who was exponent on Navya Nyāya system on Indian Philosophy and well-versed in Tantrasāra. Some of Gokulanātha’s verses are mentioned in Vidyākarasahasraka (pp. 92-93).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kādambarī (कादंबरी).—f (S The name of a book of amusing fictions.) A fiction, invention, tale, romance, legend, any wild fanciful story.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kādambarī (कादंबरी).—f A romance, fiction, tale.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kadambari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).— (for kādamba-vāri), f. 1. The rain-water which collects in the hollow of the tree Nauclea cadamba when the flowers are in perfection, and which is supposed to be impregnated with their honey, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 5417. 2. A spirituous liquor, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 76, 6 ([Prakrit]). 3. A proper name, Sāh. D. 79, 18.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—[feminine] a cert. spirituous liquor; [Name] of the heroine of Bana's novel and the novel itself.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a romance, by Bāṇa. The conclusion was supplied by his son Bhūṣaṇabhaṭṭa (Peters. 3, 393. Bühler 541). [Mackenzie Collection] 108. W. p. 165. Oxf. 156. Paris. (B 110. 111. D 259). Khn. 40. K. 76. B. 2, 128. Bik. 262. Kāṭm. 7. Rādh. 20. Oudh. Xv, 44. Burnell. 157^a. P. 19. Bhr. 134. 135. Poona. 202. Taylor. 1, 64. 301. Oppert. 537. 634. 880. 1130. 1210. 1788. 2294. 2571. 2788. 3389. 3961. 5961 (and—[commentary]). 6557. 6880. 7091. 7280. 7591. Ii, 59. 455. 918. 1279. 1436. 1681. 2813. 3326. 3396. 3488. 3610. 5824. 5926. 7518. 8179. 8726. 8893. 9015. Rice. 228 (and—[commentary]). Peters. 2, 188. 3, 393. Bühler 540. Sb. 307. See Abhinavakādambarī, Padyakādambarī, Saṃkṣiptakādambarī.
—[commentary] Oppert. Ii, 3611.
—[commentary] by Bālakṛṣṇa. Gu. 3. Peters. 2, 188.
—[commentary] by Mahādeva. Peters. 2, 188.
—[commentary] Viṣamapadavṛtti by Vaidyanātha Pāyaguṇḍe. K. 76. Oudh. Xv, 44. Bühler 555.
—[commentary] by Śivarāma. Quoted in Preface to Nakṣatramālā.
—[commentary] by Siddhacandragaṇi. Peterson's Edition Ii, 106.
—[commentary] by Sukhākara. Peters. 2, 188.

2) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—a
—[commentary] on the Dvaitanirṇaya, by Gokulanātha. Io. 253. Sūcīpattra. 27.

3) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—by Bāṇa. read Oppert. 5926 in place of 5961, and Bu7hler 541. 555
—[commentary] by Bhānucandra. Bu7hler 555.

4) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—by Bāṇa. Oudh. Xxii, 60. Stein 80. The author of the Uttarabhāga, a son of Bāṇa, is called Bhaṭṭa Pulina in Stein 299.
—[commentary] Stein 80 (inc.).
—[commentary] Viṣamapadavṛtti by Vaidyanātha. Bl. 47. Stein 80.
—[commentary] Cashaka by Śivarāma. Bl. 48.
—[commentary] by Sūracandra. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 119.

5) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—by Bāṇa. Hz. 328. 597. Ulwar 895.
—[commentary] Viṣamapadavyākhyā by Vaidyanātha Pāyaguṇḍa. Ulwar 896.

6) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—a romance by Bāṇa. Io. 1220. L.. 399. 400 (first part inc.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kādambarī (कादम्बरी):—[from kādambara] a f. the female of the Kokila or Indian cuckoo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the preaching-crow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Sarasvatī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Citra-ratha and Madirā

5) [v.s. ...] of a celebrated story by Bāṇa named after her.

6) [v.s. ...] b f. of bara q.v.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kāyaṃbarī.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kādaṃbari (ಕಾದಂಬರಿ):—

1) [noun] a spirituous liquor distilled from the flowers of the tree Anthocephalus indicus (cadamba tree).

2) [noun] in gen. any spirituous liquor.

3) [noun] a relatively long fictional prose narrative with a more or less complex plot or pattern of events, about actions, feelings, motives, etc. of a group of characters; a novel.

4) [noun] the type or form of literature represented by such narratives; the novel.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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