Kalindaketu: 1 definition



Kalindaketu 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Kalindaketu (कलिन्दकेतु) was a king of Mathurā, according to the fourth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. The son of king Kalindaketu was Kumārakesarī who was addicted to gambling and emptied the treasury depriving her mother of her ornaments. Kumārakesarī was later transformed into a parrot named Citraśikha.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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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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