Pingalika, Piṅgalikā: 5 definitions
Pingalika 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका) is the daughter of the Brāhman Yajñadatta, and who came in poverty to king Udayana for protection and was overheard by queen Vāsavadattā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 21. Piṅgalikā was married to Śaṅkaradatta (son of Agnidatta) but was abandoned by them both and her property was raided. Her twins were named Śāntisoma and Vaiśvānara by Vāsavadattā and it was settled they were to be the future domestic chaplains of her unborn son.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Piṅgalikā, 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.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A kind of crane.
2) A kind of owl.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) 1. A sort of crane. 2. A kind of owl. see valāka. E. piṅgala of a tawny colour, kan aff.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XXI < [Book IV - Naravāhanadattajanana]
Chapter XXIII < [Book IV - Naravāhanadattajanana]
Chapter XXXIV < [Book VI - Madanamañcukā]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)