Mrigankavati, aka: Mṛgāṅkavatī; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mṛgāṅkavatī can be transliterated into English as Mrgankavati or Mrigankavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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1) Mṛgāṅkavatī (मृगाङ्कवती).—Name of the daughter of Bimbaki, King of Avanti, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. She became the wife of Śrīdatta, the grandson of Yajñasoma, who was a Brāhman from the country of Mālava.

2) Mṛgāṅkavatī (मृगाङ्कवती) is one of the three wifes of king Dharmadhvaja from Ujjayinī, as mentioned in the eleventh story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 85. Accordingly, “... he [king Dharmadhvaja] had three wives, who were all daughters of kings, and whom he held very dear. The first of them was called Indulekhā, the second Tārāvalī, and the third Mṛgāṅkavatī; and they were all possessed of extraordinary personal charms. And the successful king, who had conquered all his enemies, lived happily, amusing himself with all those three queens”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mṛgāṅkavatī, 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
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Mṛgāṅkavatī (मृगाङ्कवती).—Daughter of an ancient King called Śrī Bimbaki. (See under Śrīdatta).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Mahābala (महाबल).—(1) nt., a high number: Mvy 8033; compare bala 4; (2) m., n. of two former B...
Śrīdatta (श्रीदत्त).—Son of Kālanemi a Brāhmaṇa of Mālava land. Kālanemi and Vigatabhaya were t...
Dharmadhvaja (धर्मध्वज).—n. of several different former Buddhas: Gv 257.2; 259.2; 284.8; 427.2;...
Vajramuṣṭi (वज्रमुष्टि).—A giant. Vajramuṣṭi was the son born to Mālyavān of his wife Sundarī. ...
Devaśarman (देवशर्मन्).—n. of a yakṣa: Māy 76.
Tārāvali (तारावलि) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, ...
Kālanemi (कालनेमि).—1) the rim of the wheel of time. 2) Name of a demon, uncle of Rāvaṇa, deput...
Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट).—The minister of King Śrīdatta, described in Kathāsaritsāgara. Besides...
Indulekhā (इन्दुलेखा).—f. (-khā) 1. A digit of the moon. 2. A plant, (Menispermum glabrum.) 3. ...
Bhāvanikā (भावनिका).—A companion of princess Mṛgaṃkāvatī. (See Śrīdatta).
Upendrabala (उपेन्द्रबल).—Son of a minister of the King named Śrī Datta. (See under Śrī Datta).
Bāhuśālin (बाहुशालिन्).—m. 1) an epithet of Śiva. 2) of Bhīma. Bāhuśālin is a Sanskrit compound...
Niṣṭhuraka (निष्ठुरक).—A very prominent King, who lived in ancient times in South India. Once h...
1) Vallabhaśakti (वल्लभशक्ति) is a King of Mālava whose story is told in the “story of Śrīdatta...
Śrībimbaki (श्रीबिम्बकि).—Father of Mṛgāṅkavatī. (See under Śrīdatta)

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