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Saṅkarasvāmin, aka: Sankarasvamin; 1 Definition(s)

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Saṅkarasvāmin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Saṅkarasvāmin can be transliterated into English as Sankarasvamin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Saṅkarasvāmin (सङ्करस्वामिन्) is the of Brāhman living in the city of Pāṭaliputra. His story was narrated to Vyāḍi and Indradatta in the tale called ‘the two Brāhman brothers’, according to Kathāsaritsāgara. Saṅkarasvāmin had two sons named Varṣa and Upavarṣa. The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. 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

about this context:

Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

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Upavarṣa
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