Naravahanadattajanana, Naravāhanadattajanana, Naravahanadatta-janana: 1 definition

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Naravāhanadattajanana (नरवाहनदत्तजनन) is the name of the fourth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara, written by Somadeva in the 11th-century.

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