Manasavega, Mānasavega: 1 definition


Manasavega 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Mānasavega (मानसवेग) is the name of a Vidyādhara lord according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 34. Accordingly, as he spoke to Kaliṅgasenā: “I am a king, a lord of the Vidyādharas named Mānasavega, and you [Kaliṅgasenā] are a heavenly nymph named Surabhidattā, who by a curse have fallen down to earth, and this your daughter [Madanamañcukā] is of heavenly origin; this is known to me well. So give me this daughter of yours in marriage, for the connection is a suitable one”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mānasavega, 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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