Mrigankadatta, Mṛgāṅkadatta, Mriganka-datta: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Mṛgāṅkadatta can be transliterated into English as Mrgankadatta or Mrigankadatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) is the son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... he [king Amaradatta] was of resplendent brightness, and he had a wife named Surataprabhā, who was as closely knit to him as the oblation to the fire. By her there was born to him a son named Mṛgāṅkadatta, who was adored for his ten million virtues, as his bow was bent by the string reaching the notches”.

2) Mṛgāṅkadatta (मृगाङ्कदत्त) is the brother of Candraprabhā who is the wife of king Yaśaḥketu, as mentioned in the fifteenth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 89. Accordingly, “... mow, as days went, the brother-in-law of King Yaśaḥketu, named Mṛgāṅkadatta, gave his own daughter, named Mṛgāṅkavatī, in marriage to a young Brāhman, the son of the minister Prajñāsāgara: and with her he bestowed much wealth”.

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