Kamandaki, Kāmandaki: 6 definitions

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Kamandaki 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: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kāmandakī (कामन्दकी) or Kāmandikā is the name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the third story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 77. Accordingly, “... and he [Arthadatta] had a son born to him of the name of Dhanadatta. When his father died, the young man became dissipated. And rogues got round him and plunged him in the love of gambling and other vices”.

The story of Kāmandakī is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmandaki (कामन्दकि).—Name of the author of a नीतिसार (nītisāra).

Derivable forms: kāmandakiḥ (कामन्दकिः).

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

Kāmandaki (कामन्दकि).—patron. (kamandaka + i). A proper name, [Pañcatantra] 122, 1.

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

Kāmandaki (कामन्दकि).—[masculine] [Name] of an author.

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Kāmandakī (कामन्दकी).—[feminine] [Name] of a town & a Budhhistic priestess.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmandaki (कामन्दकि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kāmandaka or Kāmandakīyanītisāra. Io. 1025 (and—[commentary]). 2769 (and—[commentary]). L. 1829. K. 78. B. 2, 88. Report. Xxii. Ben. 33. Bik. 708. Kāṭm. 6. Rādh. 20. Burnell. 141^a. Gu. 4 (and—[commentary]). Mysore. 2. Bh. 29. Oppert. 538. 635. 5250. 5927. 7281. 7891. Ii, 3119. 3612. Peters. 2, 186. 3, 394 (and—[commentary]).
—[commentary] Oppert. 2789. Ii, 6230.
—[commentary] by Ātmārāma. NW. 620.
—[commentary] by Jayarāma. Report. Xxii.
—[commentary] by Varadarāja. Burnell. 141^a.

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

1) Kāmandakī (कामन्दकी):—[from kāmandaka > kāmanda] f. Name of a Buddhist priestess, [Mālatīmādhava]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a town, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) Kāmandaki (कामन्दकि):—[from kāmanda] m. ‘son of Kamandaka’, Name of the author of a nīti-śāstra called Nīti-sāra (in which are embodied she principles of his master Cāṇakya).

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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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