Shankaradatta, Śaṅkaradatta: 1 definition
Shankaradatta 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 Śaṅkaradatta can be transliterated into English as Sankaradatta or Shankaradatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Śaṅkaradatta (शङ्करदत्त) is one of the two sons of Agnidatta: a Brāhman from the Mālava country, having two sons, Śaṅkaradatta and the other Śāntikara, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 21. Their story is told by Piṅgalikā (a Brāhman woman) to Vāsavadattā in order to relate her history. Vāsavadattā is the queen-wife of Udayana (king of Vatsa).
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śaṅkaradatta, 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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