Sarvadamana, aka: Sarva-damana; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sarvadamana (सर्वदमन).—Bharata, the heroic son of Śakuntalā. (For details see under Bharata I).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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1) Sarvadamana (सर्वदमन) is one of the ministers of Sūryaprabha, son of king Candraprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44. Accordingly, as Vajraprabha said to Naravāhanadatta: “... And all his ministers flew up after him, with their weapons in their hands, Prahasta, and Prabhāsa, and Bhāsa, and Siddhārtha, and Prajñāḍhya, and Sarvadamana, and Vītabhīti and Śubhaṅkara”.

In chapter 47, Sarvadamana is considered a leader of warriors and transcendent warriors (rathātiratha) in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... and [the Dānava Sarvadamana, and others], are leaders of warriors and transcendent warriors”.

2) Sarvadamana (सर्वदमन) is the name of an ancient Vidyādhara emperor, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 113. Accordingly, as Kaśyapa said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there were in former days Ṛṣabha, and other emperors, and they, being seized with various faults, were ruined, and fell from their high state. Ṛṣabha, and Sarvadamana, and the third Bandhujīvaka, all these, through excessive pride, were punished by Indra”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Sarvadamana, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sarvadamana (सर्वदमन).—a. all-subduing, irresistible. (-m.) Name of Bharata, son of Duṣyanta; इहायं सत्त्वानां प्रसभदमनात् सर्व- दमनः (ihāyaṃ sattvānāṃ prasabhadamanāt sarva- damanaḥ) Ś.7.33.

Sarvadamana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and damana (दमन). See also (synonyms): sarvadama.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvadamana (सर्वदमन) or Sarvvadamana.—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) All-subduing, irresistible. m.

(-naḥ) Bharata, the son of Sakuntala. E. sarva all, damana taming.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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