Shambarasiddhi, aka: Śambarasiddhi; 1 Definition(s)


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

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

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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