Rajavandin, Rājavandin: 4 definitions


Rajavandin 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»] — Rajavandin in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Rājavandin (राजवन्दिन्) is the name of a mendicant as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 53. Accordingly, “... and that mendicant, named Rājavandin, seeing that the citron was a fine one, obtained it from that dependent by giving him [Labdhadatta] a garment”.

The story of Rājavandin was told by Samudravarmanin order to demonstrate that “until a suitor’s guilt, which stands in his way, is removed, a king, even though disposed to give, cannot give; but when a man’s guilt is effaced a king gives, though strenuously dissuaded from doing so; this depends upon works in a previous state of existence”. In other words, that, “until a servant’s guilt is effaced, he cannot obtain the favour of his master, even by going through hundreds of hardships”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Rājavandin, 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»] — Rajavandin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājavandin (राजवन्दिन्):—[=rāja-vandin] [from rāja > rāj] See -bandin.

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Rajavandin 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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