Pratapacandra, Pratāpacandra: 4 definitions


Pratapacandra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pratapachandra.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Pratāpacandra (प्रतापचन्द्र) is the name of an ancient king who, together with king Samarabāla conspired in a campaign against king Camarabāla according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 54. Accordingly, “... and his general, named Devabala, brought and presented to him the fourth king, named Pratāpacandra, wounded with an arrow”.

The story of Pratāpacandra was narrated to Naravāhanadatta by Gomukha in order to demonstrate that “a brave man, though unsupported, conquers in the front of battle even many enemies coming against him in fight, distracted with hate, and not considering the resources of themselves and their foe, and by his surpassing bravery puts a stop to the fever of their conceit and pride”.

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

context information

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’.

Discover the meaning of pratapacandra in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Pratāpacandra (प्रतापचन्द्र):—[=pra-tāpa-candra] [from pra-tāpa > pra-tap] m. Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Jaina author, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pratapacandra in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of pratapacandra in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: