Kantisena, aka: Kāntisena; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Kāntisena (कान्तिसेन) is the name of an ancient king of Śrīkaṇṭha, whose daughter, Kāntimatī, was captivated by love at the sight of Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44.

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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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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