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Mahendravarman, 1 Definition(s)

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Mahendravarman 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.

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

1) Mahendravarman (महेन्द्रवर्मन्) is the name of a King, whose daughter was named  Pāṭalī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 3. Their story is told in the tale called ‘the founding of the city of Pāṭaliputra’.

2) Mahendravarman (महेन्द्रवर्मन्) is the name of a king of Ujjayinī, which is described as “the ornament of the earth”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11. His story is told in the “story of king Caṇḍamahāsena”. The king Mahendravarman had a son named Jayasena, who in turn had a son named Mahāsena, who later became known as Caṇḍamahāsena, after he made an oferring with pieces of his own flesh to the goddess Durgā.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. 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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Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

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