Madanapura, Madana-pura: 5 definitions

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Madanapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Madanapura (मदनपुर) is the name of an ancient city in the Himālayas, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly as Haṭhaśarman said in the presence of Naravāhanadatta, Alaṅkāravatī and Aśokamālā: “... on the Himālayas there is a splendid city named Madanapura; in it dwelt a Vidyādhara prince named Pralambabhuja”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Madanapura, 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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Candellas, Kacchapaghatas, Pala, etc.

Madanapura or Madanapur is the name of a city mentioned in the “Semrā copper-plate grant of Paramardideva” (1162 A.C). Madanapura, which still retains its old name, is the find-spot of Pṛthvīrāja’s inscriptions; it is about 38 kms. to the south-east of Dudāhī. Madanapura [is also] known after the tank and after the king Madana, i.e., Madanavarman.

These plates (mentioning Madanapura) were found at Semrā: a town in the Chatarpur District of the Bundelkhand region (formerly the state of Bijāwar) of Madhya Pradesh. They were issued by Paramardideva to record the confirmation of a grant, from his camp at Sonasara, for the sake of the increase of his own and his parent’s merit and fame.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madanapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madanapura (मदनपुर):—[=madana-pura] [from madana > mad] n. Name of a town, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Madanapura (मदनपुर):—n. Nomen proprium einer Stadt [Kathāsaritsāgara 52, 69.]

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

Madanapura (मदनपुर):—n. Nomen proprium einer Stadt.

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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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