Kalindaketu; 1 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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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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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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