Madanamanjari, Madanamañjarī: 6 definitions
Madanamanjari 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Madanamañjarī (मदनमञ्जरी) is the daughter of Dundubhi (king of the Yakṣas), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 121. Accordingly, as Mahendrāditya asked his messenger Anaṅgadeva: “... I am Madanamañjarī, the daughter of Dundubhi, the King of the Yakṣas, and the wife of Maṇibhadra, the brother of Kuvera. I used always to roam about happily with my husband on the banks of rivers, on hills, and in charming groves. And one day I went with my beloved to a garden in Ujjayinī called Makaranda to amuse myself. There it happened that in the dawn a low hypocritical scoundrel of a kāpālika saw me, when I had just woke up from a sleep brought on by the fatigue of roaming about”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Madanamañjarī, 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’.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Madanamañjari (मदनमञ्जरि) or Kāmamañjari.—and Rāga -mañjarī, f. proper names. Lobha -mañjarī, f. used instead of Kāmamañjarī, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Madanamañjari is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madana and mañjari (मञ्जरि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Madanamañjarī (मदनमञ्जरी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka, by Viḷinātha Kavi. Burnell. 170^a.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Madanamañjarī (मदनमञ्जरी):—[=madana-mañjarī] [from madana > mad] f. Name of a daughter of the Yakṣa prince Dundubhi, [ib.]
2) [v.s. ...] of a Surāṅganā, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]
3) [v.s. ...] of other women, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a Sārikā, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]
5) [v.s. ...] of a drama, [Catalogue(s)]
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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruviramesvaram < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
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Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Vetāla 3: The King and the Two Wise Birds < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Vetāla 20: The Brāhman Boy who offered himself up to save the Life of the King < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Chapter CXXI < [Book XVIII - Viṣamaśīla]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 61 - Saubhāgyeśvara (saubhāgya-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Former births of Induṣeṇa and Binduṣeṇa < [Chapter I - Five previous incarnations]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)