Padmarati: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Padmarati in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Padmarati (पद्मरति) is the wife of king Mahāvarāha from Śūrapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly as Gomukha said in the presence of Naravāhanadatta: “... that king [Mahāvarāha] had a daughter named Anaṅgarati, born to him by his wife Padmarati, owing to his having propitiated Gaurī; and he had no other children. And in course of time she [Anaṅgarati] attained womanhood, and, proud of her beauty, she did not wish to have any husband, though kings asked her in marriage”.

2) Padmarati (पद्मरति) is the wife of king Vīradeva from Ujjayinī, as mentioned in the ninth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 83. Accordingly, “... and he [Vīradeva] had a queen named Padmarati. The king went with her to the bank of the Mandākinī, and propitiated Śiva with austerities, in order to obtain a son”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Padmarati, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Padmarati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Padmarati (पद्मरति).—[feminine] a woman’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Padmarati (पद्मरति):—[=padma-rati] [from padma] f. Name of 2 princesses, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Padmarati (पद्मरति):—f. Nomen proprium zweier Fürstinnen [Kathāsaritsāgara 52, 93. 83, 6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Padmarati (पद्मरति):—f. Nomen proprium zweier Fürstinnen.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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