Nirvasabhuja, Nirvāsabhuja: 1 definition

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Nirvasabhuja 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Nirvāsabhuja (निर्वासभुज) is the son of Ayaśolekhā: one of the wives of Vīrabhuja: king of Vardhamāna, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, “... having been addressed in this language by his mother, the jealous Nirvāsabhuja told his other brothers and continued to ponder over a scheme”.

The story of Nirvāsabhuja and Ayaśolekhā was narrated by Hariśikha in order to demonstrate that “good women value nothing more than their husbands”, in other words, “virtuous women serve their husbands in every way, devoted to them alone”.

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