Kalyanavarman, Kalyāṇavarman: 5 definitions


Kalyanavarman 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)

[«previous next»] — Kalyanavarman in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kalyāṇavarman (कल्याणवर्मन्) is one of the friends of Dhavalamukha, the servant of king Candrāpīḍa from Kanyākubja, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 61. Accordingly, as Dhavalamukha said to his wife: “... I always eat and drink with my friends before I come home, for I have two friends in the world. The one is called Kalyāṇavarman, who obliges me with food and other gifts, and the other is Vīrabāhu, who would oblige me with the gift of his life”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kalyāṇavarman, 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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalyanavarman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kalyāṇavarman (कल्याणवर्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king: Vivāhavṛndāvanaṭīka. NW. 544 (ms. of 1596). Np. I, 154. Vyavahārapradīpa. Oudh. V, 14. Sārāvalī jy.

2) Kalyāṇavarman (कल्याणवर्मन्):—Sārāvalī. This work is mentioned in Albiruni's India, translated by Sachau, 1, 158.

3) Kalyāṇavarman (कल्याणवर्मन्):—Jātakasārāvalī (?).

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

1) Kalyāṇavarman (कल्याणवर्मन्):—[=kalyāṇa-varman] [from kalyāṇa > kalya] m. Name of an astronomer

2) [v.s. ...] of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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