Shaktiyashas, Śaktiyaśas, Saktiyasas: 3 definitions
Shaktiyashas 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 Śaktiyaśas can be transliterated into English as Saktiyasas or Shaktiyashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
1) Śaktiyaśas (शक्तियशस्) is the name of the tenth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara, written by Somadeva in the 11th-century.
2) Śaktiyaśas (शक्तियशस्) is a Vidyādharī (female Vidyādhara) and daughter of Sphaṭikayaśas and Hemaprabhā from Kāñcanaśṛṅga, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, as Śaktiyaśas said to Naravāhanadatta: “... know that I am his [Sphaṭikayaśas’] daughter, born to him by the Queen Hemaprabhā, in consequence of a boon granted by Gaurī. And I, being the youngest child, and having five brothers, and being dear to my father as his life, kept by his advice propitiating Gaurī with vows and hymns”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śaktiyaśas, 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.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaktiyaśas (शक्तियशस्):—[=śakti-yaśas] [from śakti > śak] f. Name of a Vidyādharī and of the 10th Lambaka of the Kathā-sarit-sāgara (named after her).
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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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