Marubhuti, aka: Marubhūti; 1 Definition(s)
Marubhuti 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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Marubhūti (मरुभूति) is the son of Yaugandharāyaṇa (a minister of Udayana), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 23. Accordingly, when prince Naravāhanadatta (son of Udayana) grew up, all the king’s ministers brought there sons for the sake of his companion. Accordingly, “And that Prince Naravāhanadatta was always surrounded by those six ministers’ sons (eg., Marubhūti), devoted to him alone, who commanded respect even in their boyhood, as if with the six political measures that are the cause of great prosperity”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Marubhūti, 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
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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Search found 2 books and stories containing Marubhuti, Marubhūti; (plurals include: Marubhutis, Marubhūtis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Incarnation as Marubhūti < [Chapter II - Previous births of Pārśvanātha]
Part 4: Kamaṭha’s second incarnation < [Chapter II - Previous births of Pārśvanātha]
Part 3: Second incarnation as elephant < [Chapter II - Previous births of Pārśvanātha]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)