Sharvavarman, Sharva-varman, Śarvavarman: 5 definitions
Sharvavarman 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 Śarvavarman can be transliterated into English as Sarvavarman or Sharvavarman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Śarvavarman (शर्ववर्मन्) is the name of a character whose story is related in the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 6.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śarvavarman, 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’.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Sarvavarman (सर्ववर्मन्).—Spelt as शर्वबर्मन् (śarvabarman) also, the reputed author of the Katantra Vyakarana. He is believed to have been a contemporary of the poet Gunadbya at the Satavahana court, and to have revised and redacted the Katantra Sutras already existing for the benefit of his patron. With him began the Katantra school of grammar, the main contribution to which was made by दुर्गसिंहृ (durgasiṃhṛ) who wrote a scholarly gloss on the Katantra Sutras. For details see कातन्त्र (kātantra),
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Śarvavarman (शर्ववर्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 91.
2) Śarvavarman (शर्ववर्मन्):—author of: Kātantrasūtra. Oxf. 169. Report. Xviii. Dhātupāṭha. B. 3, 8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śarvavarman (शर्ववर्मन्):—[=śarva-varman] [from śarva > śara] m. Name of various authors and other men, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Śārṅgadhara-paddhati etc.] ([varia lectio] sarva-v).
2) Sarvavarman (सर्ववर्मन्):—[=sarva-varman] [from sarva] m. Name of a grammarian (cf. śarva-v), [Buddhist literature]
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