Shekharika, Śekharikā: 1 definition

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Shekharika 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 Śekharikā can be transliterated into English as Sekharika or Shekharika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Śekharikā (शेखरिका) is the name of a female door-keeper of Vijayarekhā (queen to king Śikhaṇḍatilaka), according to the sixth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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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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