Prajnadhya, Prajñāḍhya: 1 definition


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Prajñāḍhya (प्रज्ञाढ्य) is one of the ministers of Sūryaprabha, son of king Candraprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44. Accordingly, as Vajraprabha said to Naravāhanadatta: “... And all his ministers flew up after him, with their weapons in their hands, Prahasta, and Prabhāsa, and Bhāsa, and Siddhārtha, and Prajñāḍhya, and Sarvadamana, and Vītabhīti and Śubhaṅkara”.

2) Prajñāḍhya (प्रज्ञाढ्य) is the name of a minister, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 71. Accordingly, “... when the king [Meghamālin] had said this, he resolved on the course to be taken, and next day he entrusted his kingdom to the care of his minister Prajñāḍhya. And though the minister did all he could to dissuade him, the king left the town unobserved with Manorathasiddhi”.

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