Pishangajata, Piśaṅgajaṭa: 4 definitions


Pishangajata 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.

The Sanskrit term Piśaṅgajaṭa can be transliterated into English as Pisangajata or Pishangajata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Piśaṅgajaṭa (पिशङ्गजट) is the name of a Muni (hermit), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... a glorious hermit came there to bathe, whose name was Piśaṅgajaṭa. He, seeing the prince [Naravāhanadatta] in such a state, sprinkled him with sandal-water, refreshing as the touch of his beloved”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Piśaṅgajaṭa, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pishangajata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piśaṅgajaṭa (पिशङ्गजट):—[=piśaṅga-jaṭa] [from piśaṅga > piś] m. ‘having a reddish braid of hair’, Name of an ascetic, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Pishangajata in German

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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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