Kancanamala, Kāñcanamālā, Kañcanamālā: 6 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Kanchanamala.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला) is the name of a close friend of Vāsavadattā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 13.Vāsavadattā and Kāñcanamālā helped the captured king Udayana escape from the clutches of king Caṇḍamahāsena.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kāñcanamālā, 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.
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला).—A lady attendant of Vāsavadattā, wife of Udayana.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Probably the name of Sakkas white parasol. It was five leagues in circumference. J.v.386.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला).—(1) name of the wife of Kunāla: Divyāvadāna 406.19; 413.3, 22; (2) name of an apsaras: Kāraṇḍavvūha 3.14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला).—[feminine] a woman’s name (lit. Goldgarland).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāñcanamālā (काञ्चनमाला):—[=kāñcana-mālā] [from kāñcana > kāñc] f. ‘having a golden garland’, Name of the daughter of Kṛkin and wife of Kuṇāla (son of Aśoka), [Buddhist literature]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of another woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha iii, 14.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Pūrṇavardhana or Puṇḍravardhana (city and district of Bengal) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 127 - The Release of a Demon < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 74 - Arjuna’s Wish and Its Fulfilment < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)