Madanamanjari, Madanamañjarī: 6 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Madanamanjari in Kavya glossary
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[1] 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.

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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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[«previous next»] — Madanamanjari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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 Chr. 192, 21 (the pearl of covetousness.)

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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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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