Rupasena, aka: Rūpasena; 1 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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Rūpasena (रूपसेन) is one of the two sons of the Vidyādhara king Muktasenā and queen Kambuvatī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 42. Accordingly, as Indīvarasena said to king Parityāgasena after remembering his former live: “... and by a queen named Kambuvatī he [Muktasenā] had born to him in course of time two virtuous sons, Padmasena and Rūpasena”.

The story of Rūpasena and Muktāsena was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanahatta in order to demonstrate that “the great must endure great pains and gain great glory, but others have little pain and little glory”.

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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