Pingalika, Piṅgalikā: 6 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Pingalika in Kavya glossary
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.

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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»] — Pingalika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका).—

1) A kind of crane.

2) A kind of owl.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A sort of crane. 2. A kind of owl. see valāka. E. piṅgala of a tawny colour, kan aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका).—i. e. pingala + ka, f. A kind of bee, [Suśruta] 2, 290, 17.

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

1) Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका):—[from piṅgalaka > piñj] f. a variety of the owl (= piṅgalā), [Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] a sort of crane, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of bee, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṅgalikā (पिङ्गलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A sort of crane.

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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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