Madotkata, aka: Madotkaṭa, Madotkaṭā, Mada-utkata; 8 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Madotkaṭa (मदोत्कट).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 88.

2) Madotkaṭā (मदोत्कटा).—A goddess enshrined at Caitraratha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 28.
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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Madotkaṭa (मदोत्कट) is the name of a lion (siṃha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 59. Accordingly, “... there lived once in a certain forest a lion, named Madotkaṭa, and he had three followers, a panther, a crow and a jackal. That lion once saw a camel, that had escaped from a caravan, entering his wood, a creature he was not familiar with before, of ridiculous appearance”.

The story of Madotkaṭa was narrated by Sañjīvaka to Damanaka in order to demonstrate that “a mean master, with mean retainers, though he be won over by faithful service, becomes estranged”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Madotkaṭa, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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madōtkaṭa (मदोत्कट).—a S That is in rut--an elephant.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

madōtkaṭa (मदोत्कट).—a That is in rut-an elephant.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Madotkaṭa (मदोत्कट).—a.

1) intoxicated, excited by drink.

2) furious with passion, lustful.

3) arrogant, proud, haughty.

4) ruttish, under the influence of rut; मदोत्कटे रेचितपुष्पवृक्षा गन्धद्विपे वन्य इव द्विरेफाः (madotkaṭe recitapuṣpavṛkṣā gandhadvipe vanya iva dvirephāḥ) R.6.7; हस्तिनं कमल- नालतन्तुना बद्धुमिच्छति वने मदोत्कटम् (hastinaṃ kamala- nālatantunā baddhumicchati vane madotkaṭam). (-ṭaḥ) 1 an elephant in rut.

2) a dove.

-ṭā spirituous liquor.

Madotkaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mada and utkaṭa (उत्कट).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madotkaṭā (मदोत्कटा).—n. of a piśācī: Māy 239.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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