Kirtimati, aka: Kīrtimatī; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Kīrtimatī (कीर्तिमती).—A daughter of Śuka; husband Aṇuha (Satvaṇuha, Vāyu-purāṇa) and son Brahmadatta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 94; 10. 82; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 86.

1b) A goddess enshrined at Ekāmbheka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Kīrtimatī (कीर्तिमती) is the wife of Candraprabhā: an ancient king of Śākala, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44. Accordingly, as Vajraprabha said to Naravāhanadatta: “of old there was in the country of the people of Madra a town named Śākala; Candraprabha, the son of Aṅgāraprabha, was king of it. By his wife, named Kīrtimatī, there was born to that king a son, whose future glory was indicated by his exceedingly auspicious marks”.

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