Manipushpeshvara, Maṇipuṣpeśvara: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Maṇipuṣpeśvara can be transliterated into English as Manipuspesvara or Manipushpeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Manipushpeshvara in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Maṇipuṣpeśvara (मणिपुष्पेश्वर) is the name of a Gaṇa (attendant of Śiva and/or Pārvatī), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 114. Accordingly, “... [Pārvatī] was sitting surrounded by the Gaṇas at the foot of a tree, thinking about her beloved, when a noble Gaṇa, named Maṇipuṣpeśvara, looked lovingly at a young maiden, the daughter of Jayā, called Candralekhā, who was waving a chowrie over the goddess. He was a match for her in youth and beauty, and she met his glance with a responsive look of love, as he stood by her side”.

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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maṇipuṣpeśvara (मणिपुष्पेश्वर):—[=maṇi-puṣpeśvara] [from maṇi] m. Name of one of Śiva’s attendants, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Manipushpeshvara in German

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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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