Shambarasiddhi, Śambarasiddhi: 1 definition


Shambarasiddhi 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 Śambarasiddhi can be transliterated into English as Sambarasiddhi or Shambarasiddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śambarasiddhi (शम्बरसिद्धि) is the name of a bard, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 122. Accordingly, “... on a certain day in that season a bard—who had come from a distance—of the name of Śambarasiddhi, having heard the fame of that monastery (maṭha), built by the warder (Bhadrāyudha), entered it to get food. After he had been fed, and presented with a pair of garments, he saw that painting on the wall of the monastery.”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śambarasiddhi, 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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