Shikhandatilaka, Śikhaṇḍatilaka: 2 definitions


Shikhandatilaka 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 Śikhaṇḍatilaka can be transliterated into English as Sikhandatilaka or Shikhandatilaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Śikhaṇḍatilaka (शिखण्डतिलक) was a king of Indīvara, a city in the Pātāla region (the ‘netherland’, a well-known Nāga world), whose story is told in the sixth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Śikhaṇḍatilaka is described as a friend of Śeṣa, a faithful attendant of Vāsuki, a worshipper of Śaṅkara and descended from the family of sage Śaṅkhapāla. His wife was name Vijayarekhā and their daughter was Udayasundarī.

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).

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Śikhaṇḍatilaka (शिखण्डतिलक).—Name of a Nāga mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Śikhaṇḍatilaka, the father of the heroine (Udayasundarī) is referred to as the descendant of the family of Saṅkhapāla and a favourite attendant of Śaṅkara, the god of the mobile and immobile.

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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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