Karabhagrama, Karabhagrāma, Karabha-grama: 3 definitions



Karabhagrama 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»] — Karabhagrama in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Karabhagrāma (करभग्राम) or simply Karabha is the name of an ancient village, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 108. Accordingly, as a certain woman from Vakrolaka said to Nāgasvāmin: “... go! In a village of the name of Karabha, three yojanas distant from this place [Vakrolaka], there is a Brāhman of the name of Devarakṣita. He has in his house a splendid brown cow, an incarnation of Surabhi; she will protect you during this night, if you repair to her for refuge...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Karabhagrāma, 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»] — Karabhagrama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karabhagrāma (करभग्राम):—[=karabha-grāma] [from karabha > kara] m. Name of a village, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Karabhagrāma (करभग्राम):—m. Nomen proprium eines Dorfes , = karabhaka.

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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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