Samudramanthana, aka: Samudra-manthana; 1 Definition(s)

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Samudramanthana (समुद्रमन्थन).—Soḍḍhala has given a number of stray references to samudramanthana, the “churning of the ocean” already described in the Purāṇas. She gods and demons assembled together wanted to churn the ocean. She mountain Mandara was made the churning staff. Śeṣa was used as the rope of the staff. Bali was made the chief of the activities and demons were associated with the gods in the churning.

They churned the ocean for hundred years and received the fourteen jewels, viz., Lakṣmī, Kaustubha, Pārijātaka, Surā, Dhanavantari, the moon, wish-yeilding cows, the elephant Airāvata, Śārṅga, the horse Uccaiḥśravas, the nectar, an umbrella, a cow, Kuṇḍalas and the Kalakūṭa.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
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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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