Rupashikha, Rūpaśikhā: 4 definitions


Rupashikha 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 Rūpaśikhā can be transliterated into English as Rupasikha or Rupashikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Rūpaśikhā (रूपशिखा) is the daughter of the Rākṣasa named Agniśikha from the city Dhūmapura, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, as Rūpaśikhā said to Śṛṅgabhuja: “... this city is Dhūmapura, the home of all felicity; in it lives a mighty Rākṣasa, by name Agniśikha; know that I am his matchless daughter, Rūpaśikhā by name, who have come here with mind captivated by your unparalleled beauty”.

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

Rūpaśikhā (रूपशिखा):—[=rūpa-śikhā] [from rūpa > rūp] f. Name of a daughter of the Rākṣasa Agni-śikha, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Rupashikha 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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