Kadambari, aka: Kādambarī; 8 Definition(s)


Kadambari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kādambarī (कादम्बरी).—A yoginī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 31. 80.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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.

Source: Google Books: Iconography of Balarāma
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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.

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

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).

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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